Hongsheng Wu

Education:

  • 1996 - B. S., Chemistry, Shandong University, P. R. China
  • 2001 - M. S., Computer Science, Ohio University, Athens, OH
  • 2005 - M. A., Biostatistics, Boston University, Boston, MA
  • 2009 - Ph.D., Biostatistics, Boston University, Boston, MA

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • C++ Programming
  • Computer Architecture
  • Database
  • Bioinformatics/Biostatistics

Personal Interests:

  • Family
  • Soccer

Current Courses:

  • COMP665 (Senior Project in BSCN):  In this course, students will be expected to design and implement a fairly large group project. The project will be based on knowledge and skills acquired throughout student’s study as a BSCN major. Presentations are required at the end. Upon successful completion of this course, a student will have learned to work effectively on a large project within a group setting and will have gained experience in reporting on the project during its various stages of development.
  • COMP611 (Introduction to Biostatistics):  This course introduces statistical concepts and analytical methods as applied to data encountered in biotechnology and biomedical sciences. It emphasizes the basic concepts of experimental design, quantitative analysis of data, and statistical inferences. This course covers topics such as probability theory and distributions, population parameters and their sample estimates, descriptive statistics for central tendency and dispersion, hypothesis testing and confidence intervals for means, variances, and proportions, the chi-square statistic, categorical data analysis, and so on. The course provides students a foundation to evaluate information critically to support research objectives and product claims and a better understanding of statistical design of experimental trials for biological products/devices.
  • COMP278 (Computer Architecture):  This course shows students how computers really work and how millions of transistors come together to form a complete computing system. Topics covered include logic gates, basic processor components, memory, input/output devices, and so on. This course has a required lab component, and is required for the major in BCOS/BSCN.
  • COMP201 (Computer Science II):  C++ is a widely used programming language for application development. The course introduces C++ syntax and functions not found in the traditional C. The fundamental concepts of the object oriented paradigm are introduced and object oriented programming is stressed in place of traditional structured programming.

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