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  3. Hi there, Sorry nobody has replied to this! I would reach out the program coordinator of the program and ask them about this. I am sure you are not the only person who has lots of research experience, but no publications. Don't let this be a deterrent for you applying just yet.
  4. Thought this was interesting and relevant to this section. A platform that is used by called Splunk many tech companies is now going to start incorporating artificial intelligence. The people behind Splunk state that by incorporating artificial intelligence, they are able to improve operations by: Check out the full article below! https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2017/09/26/new-tool-uses-machine-learning-and-artificial-intelligence-to-improve-it-operations/#6c7f1ba63789
  5. Do Ph.D Programs accept MCAT scores

    Went ahead and updated Eli's list with your suggestion Stephanie.
  6. Can't answer this question directly, but I will say, I personally did my undergraduate and masters degree at the same university, and am doing my Ph.D somewhere else. It's been great having the opportunity to explore another college and break out of my comfort zone.
  7. As a Bioinformaticians or Computational Biologist, what are some issues that you have faced early on in your career? This could range from issues with programming, issues with software, issues with algorithms, and even issues with biological questions/ideas.
  8. Which Software Do You Use for Data Mining?
  9. Do Ph.D Programs accept MCAT scores

    Georgetown accepts MCAT scores or people going into Masters. I know this thread is about Ph.Ds, but I thought that could be beneficial to know: https://microbiology.georgetown.edu/admissions
  10. My PI told me during my application process that is was better to have a diverse list of schools that you attended, rather than having all your degrees coming from the same school. It shows that you have the ability to adapt and succeed in different environments. He also mentioned that somebody getting all their degrees from one place isn't bad, but it could raise some flags.
  11. This goes to out to everyone, especially our new members! If you haven't realized already, one of the features of becoming a member of YDSOA is that you are able to create your own blog, and post articles related to Informatics, Data Science, or any other topic you'd like. To do this, head over to this link and select "Create New Blog." From there you can give a name to blog, add a description, and then eventually you can post your own topics. Let us know if you have any questions!
  12. It is a common misconception that only those with a Ph.D. or geniuses can understand the math/programming behind data science. This is absolutely false. Understanding data science begins with three basic areas: Math/statistics: This is the use of equations and formulas to perform analysis Computer programming: This is the ability to use code to create outcomes on the computer Domain knowledge: This refers to understanding the problem domain (medicine, finance, social science, and so on) Data Science is the intersection of the three key areas mentioned earlier. In order to gain knowledge from data, we must be able to utilize computer programming to access the data, understand the mathematics behind the models we derive, and above all, understand our analyses place in the domain we are in. This includes the presentation of data. If we are creating a model to predict heart attacks in patients, is it better to create a PDF of information or an app where you can type in numbers and get a quick prediction? All these decisions must be made by the data scientist.
  13. Bioinformatics vs Data Science

    Thanks a million times for these lucid explanation, I have been in a dilemma over which to chose
  14. Introduction to SQL

    Hi George, There's a free online SQL course provided by Stanford Lagunita - I highly recommend it (you also get a certificate afterwards that you can add to your resume.) You can access the course here. As for books, one that I used when first learning SQL and like a lot is called "SQL in 10 Minutes, Sams Teach Yourself." The kindle version of the book costs around $14. Also.. implementing new abilities in projects is an excellent way to really get an in-depth understanding of the subject! Hope that helps! (P.S. Thanks for registering to YDSOA! Please feel free to use the YDSOA Forums if you have any questions, and join in on the discussion!)
  15. Introduction to SQL

    What courses or books you recommend Basil? I'm starting 'MySQL for Python' from Albert Lukaszewski. I will implement this new ability in a project, it's how I usually learn Any other tip?
  16. Data Science Poll 8/13/17 If you utilize cloud computing, which service provider do you currently use?
  17. Let us know how your progress towards applying to UPenn's Computational Biology Ph.D. program goes, Redsox!
  18. I posted the thread in the BMI forums since it pertains to that as well of Machine Learning, but I thought I might as well link that post in case people are interested in that article:
  19. Thought this was super interesting. This article talks about how biomedical informatics and machine learning is helping clinicians better diagnosis and treat schizophrenia. Here's an excerpt from the article: Full link: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/883788
  20. I think it would be nice to start a list of all the Ph.D Programs that accept MCAT Scores. I started this below. Ph.D Programs that Accept MCAT Scores: Ohio State's Biomedical Informatics Ph.D. Program University of Iowa's Biomedical Sciences Program Standford University's Biomedical Informatics Ph.D. Program I will continue to add schools as I find them. Please post below if you know of a Ph.D. Program that accepts MCAT scores. Masters Programs that Accept MCAT Scores: Georgetown University Microbiology
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    Fantastic info and very helpful. I enjoyed reading it. نویا سیستم
  22. Just added University of Penn's program to my list. Another stellar program, and definitely one of the more competitive ones. Wish me luck.
  23. Thanks! Just really excited for this upcoming admissions cycle. Hopefully I will be hearing some good news, but just want to have as strong as an application as possible. I know the join Pitt CMU program is extremely competitive, so hopefully my research skills and overall package is what they are looking for.
  24. USC has a really outstanding Bioinformatics program, so good luck to you on your admissions cycle!
  25. How Important is GRE for Ph.D Programs?

    Some of the programs I am applying to have stated what their average GRE scores are, and some will automatically screen you if your GRE falls beneath a minimum threshold. Seems to be the case on some of the more competitive programs I am applying to.
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