Author Archives: Tsung Fei

About Tsung Fei

A teacher, researcher in the bioinformatics division at the University of Malaya

Giving money (like RM500) to people is not helping them; teaching them useful skills is

A real life example.

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An interesting palindromic sequence from a ciliate protozoa

I recently gave a lab session on using dot matrix plots to detect interesting sequence patterns using Dotlet to some students in genetics. A group showed an interesting palindrome from Tetrahymena pigmentosa rDNA, about 250bp long. I did a quick … Continue reading

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Crime: hit the source not the sink

Regardless of published statistics (which don’t adjust for unreported crimes) that reportedly show that it is getting safer in the streets, events at the ground show otherwise. Neighbourhoods rush to put up their own community barricades, a fresh undergrad is … Continue reading

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Statistical literacy in society

The hottest news in the campus now appears to surround the latest findings from UM’s Centre for Democracy and Elections (UMCEDEL), which put some quarters ill at ease. You can read about the summary of the findings here. Many news … Continue reading

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2013 is International Year of Statistics

It’ll be great to join in the fun to hold a series of talks and workshops in R right here.

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Algorithm for teaching

while(TRUE){ Learn new material ; Teach ; if(admin work burden > tolerable limit OR distractions == too many) break; else Update material; }

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Einstein’s talk to a group of school children

Most of us remember Albert Einstein as a giant in physics, but from a collection of his writings, he was also very much interested in education and cultural matters. Below is his talk to a group of children in the … Continue reading

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