Entering MBI students must have a working knowledge and demonstrated understanding of:

Biostatistics, including, for example:

  • Hypothesis testing
  • Linear regression
  • Classification basics: what it is, how to test and diagnose a classifier (e.g.sensitivity/specificity)

Programming and computer science:

  • Experience with at least one programming language (including knowledge and understanding of algorithms, variables, control structures, etc.)
  • Knowledge of the basics of the R programming language
  • Data handling (e.g. managing files, parsing data, basic database principles)