About Summer Research Computing Workshops

Built on Software Carpentry workshops on selected topics, this series of workshops include lessons on Unix Shell, Python and R programming, the parallel programming features in C++ and Fortran, visualization using ParaView and the computing techniques useful for research. The goal of the summer research computing workshops is two fold. First, it is aimed to provide students and researchers with an opportunity to acquire and refresh knowledge and techniques essential to their research that involves computational and data processing tasks. Second it is hoped that the workshops will provide a natural opportunity for interaction and for the development of connections within the diverse Western research community.

The targeted audience is senior undergraduate students, graduate students and researchers who have an existing background in scientific computing, but would like to learn more or update their knowledge and skills in computer programming.

Prerequisites for the workshops vary depending on the sessions you choose. Almost all sessions will be hands-on, participants are expected to bring their own laptop to the classroom for practice.

The workshops are free, but registration is required to secure a seat.