Recently, algebraic methods have been developed to unify and
variety of techniques of statistical analysis, providing new
tools for computational biology. Professor Sturmfels, one of
of the new field of algebraic statistics, will introduce the
and describe its emerging applications to genome science and
biology. He will be assisted by a fictional character named
plays hopscotch and rolls tetrahedral dice with faces labeled
"G," and "T."
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the role mathematics is playing in understanding our world and
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