Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Carnegie Mellon University launches new Biotechnology Innovation and Computation Program
The M.S. in Biotechnology Innovation and Computation is a new professional master's program offered jointly by the Lane Center for Computational Biology and the Language Technologies Institute in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon. This program seeks to educate leaders in the innovative use of computing to create innovative solutions (software, systems and business models) in the biotechnology sector. As the biotechnology industry matures there is a great need for computational technologies and leaders who can envision, design, plan and deliver solutions that integrate emerging technologies (such as text mining, social network analysis, and machine learning) into innovative applications and effective business models for biotechnology R&D.
The curriculum assumes that incoming students have appropriate background in biology and/or computing, excellent communication skills, and a strong desire to innovate. Our integrated curriculum includes course work and case studies, and also emphasizes the application of computing skills in realistic business environments. As part of their ongoing course work, students complete a series of system and business development objectives as they tackle current real-world problems. Industry leaders participate in many of the courses, both as presenters and as student mentors.
The M.S. BIC program is one of four biotechnology related Masters programs at Carnegie Mellon.
Article courtesy of BIC