We are happy to announce the pilot of a new online short course in Data Intensive Scientific Computing. This is the equivalent of a one-credit seminar which provides an introduction to the challenges of scientific computing at large scale and the tools used to address those problems.
The course was designed to augment our summer REU program in DISC, but is also suitable for undergraduate students taking research credits, and for graduating students in all disciplines looking for an introduction to topics and tools in scientific computing.
By default, the online course is ungraded: anyone is welcome to sign up, view the lectures, take the quizzes, and follow the tutorials. If you want to receive a grade, talk to a faculty member at your institution to see if they will work with you on the material.
The course is developed by Prof. Douglas Thain and Prof. Paul Brenner, produced by the Office of Digital Learning at the University of Notre Dame, and offered through the EdX Edge platform.
You can check out a sample lecture here:
And here is an overview of the course structure: