Firas Khatib

Firas Khatib, PhD

Associate Professor

Computer & Information Science

Research Website

508-999-8265

508-999-9144

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Dion 307A

Education

2008University of California Santa Cruz, CAPhD in Bioinformatics
2001University of California Berkeley, CABA in Applied Mathematics

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Object-oriented analysis and design: methodologies and tools. The course focuses on methodologies of specification and design of software systems. It addresses the issues of user interface design and software prototyping. The course also presents the state of the art in the tool and environments supporting the front end of the software development cycle.

Object-oriented analysis and design: methodologies and tools. The course focuses on methodologies of specification and design of software systems. It addresses the issues of user interface design and software prototyping. The course also presents the state of the art in the tool and environments supporting the front end of the software development cycle.

Object-oriented analysis and design: methodologies and tools. The course focuses on methodologies of specification and design of software systems. It addresses the issues of user interface design and software prototyping. The course also presents the state of the art in the tool and environments supporting the front end of the software development cycle.

Object-oriented analysis and design: methodologies and tools. The course focuses on methodologies of specification and design of software systems. It addresses the issues of user interface design and software prototyping. The course also presents the state of the art in the tool and environments supporting the front end of the software development cycle.

Introduction to the social, legal, and ethical issues of computing. Topics include how computer use affects social and work relationships and the uses of computers in society. These will be reviewed in the context of risks, privacy and intrusion, computer crime, intellectual property, and professional decision-making. Students analyze scenarios that allow them to view ethical decision-making as a crucial part of understanding the world of computing.

Introduction to the social, legal, and ethical issues of computing. Topics include how computer use affects social and work relationships and the uses of computers in society. These will be reviewed in the context of risks, privacy and intrusion, computer crime, intellectual property, and professional decision-making. Students analyze scenarios that allow them to view ethical decision-making as a crucial part of understanding the world of computing.

Science, technology, and art involved in the creation of computer games. A variety of software technologies relevant to games including programming languages, scripting languages, networks, simulation engines, and multimedia design systems are discussed along with underlying scientific concepts from computer science and related fields including simulation and modeling, graphics, artificial intelligence, real-time processing, and game theory. The art and design principles for developing usable and engaging games including software engineering, human computer interaction, thematic structure, graphic design, choreography, music and sound effects, and game aesthetics are introduced and compared.

Advanced coverage of computational approaches used in bioinformatics. The course focuses on algorithmic challenges in analyzing molecular sequences, structures, and functions. It covers the following topics: Sequence comparison, assembly and annotation. Phylogenetic analysis. RNA secondary structure. Protein structure comparison, prediction, and docking. Microarrays, clustering, and classification. Genome, Hapmap, SNPs, and phenotypes. Proteomics and protein identification. Determining protein function and metabolic pathways.

Research

Research Interests

  • Bioinformatics
  • Citizen Science
  • Computational Biology
  • Distributed Computing
  • Protein Structure Determination/Prediction & Design

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