September 2022: A. Rubinstein & Chor z"l publish a new book
A new published book on computational thinking in biology was authored by Dr. Amir Rubinstein, and by the late Prof. Benny Chor, an Edmond J. Safra member from the School of Computer Science, who sadly passed away last year.
A book on computational thinking in biology was recently published by Cambridge University Press.
The book was authored by Dr. Amir Rubinstein, Edmond J. Safra affiliate (Computer Science) and by the late Prof. Benny Chor, an Edmond J. Safra member from the School of Computer Science who sadly passed away last year.
The book titled "Computational Thinking for Life Scientists" was written by Prof. Chor and Dr. Rubinstein together and was recently completed by Dr. Rubinstein.
It introduces fundamental computational ideas and concepts in a biological context, with real-world examples and exercises in Python.
The book serves as an accessible introduction to computational concepts for students in the life sciences. It focuses on teaching algorithmic and logical thinking, rather than just the use of existing bioinformatics tools or programming. Topics are presented from a biological point of view, demonstrating how computational approaches can be used to solve problems in biology. Among the problems addressed are biological image processing, regulatory networks, and sequence analysis.
The book is an important contribution to the computational education in the Life Sciences. It is also a tribute to the legacy of Prof. Benny Chor, who was a passionate educator admired by many generations of bioinformatics and computer science students.