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CODE 104072
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MAT/08
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

This course aims to introduce the basic computational paradigms of data science and technology, with specific focus on the three pillars of Artificial Intelligence for the data world, i.e. numerical simulation, inverse problems theory and machine learning. Then the course will describe some applications in biochemistry, involving pattern recognition methods for image processing in Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy, the mathematical modelling of tracer kinetics in nuclear medicine and the use of Molecular Interaction Maps in oncology.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The general objective of the course is to provide students with a first overview of the main issues related to modern data science and its cultural background. The course has also two more specific objectives. The first one is to illustrate some computational tools representing the methodological basis for any artificial intelligence approach to data analysis problems. The second one is to describe three applications concerned with the use of data science methods in chemistry and biochemistry: the problem of the automatic recognition and classification of atomic species in Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy; the modelling of glucose metabolism by means of nuclear medicine data; the simulation of the chemical reaction network at the basis of a specific cellular transition in oncogenesis.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The general objective of the course is to provide students with a first overview of the main issues related to modern data science and its cultural background. The course has also two more specific objectives. The first one is to illustrate some computational tools representing the methodological basis for any artificial intelligence approach to data analysis problems. The second one is to describe three applications concerned with the use of data science methods in chemistry and biochemistry: the problem of the automatic recognition and classification of atomic species in Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy; the modelling of glucose metabolism by means of nuclear medicine data; the simulation of the chemical reaction network at the basis of a specific cellular transition in oncogenesis.

PREREQUISITES

Students attending the course should know in advance the basics of

  • Linear Algebra (vectors, matrices and their norms; linear systems; inversion of a matrix; eigenvalues)

TEACHING METHODS

lectures and computational laboratory activity 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course is characterized by the following three parts:

Computational tools: harmonizing competences (8 hours)

  • Basics of numerical analysis (2 hours)
  • Basics of Bayesian theory (3 hours)
  • Basics of regularization theory (3 hours)

Artificial Intelligence: the many aspects of data modeling (10 hrs)

  • Numerical Simulation (2 hours)
  • Inverse Problems (4 hours)
  • Machine Learning (4 hours)

Applications to chemical and biochemical data (6 hrs)

  • STM imaging (2 hrs)
  • Tracer kinetics (2 hrs)
  • Chemical Reaction Networks (2 hrs)

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

slides provided by the professor

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MICHELE PIANA (President)

FEDERICO BENVENUTO (President Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

18 September 2023

Class schedule

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile all'indirizzo EasyAcademy.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

oral

ASSESSMENT METHODS

questions about the course syllabus

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
19/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
03/04/2024 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
13/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento