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Free Computational Short Courses

The University of Virginia Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering (UVACSE) is again offering free Computational Short Courses.

All are welcome but the courses might be particularly useful to graduate students, faculty, and post-docs.

This Fall UVACSE is offering:


  • Introduction to Unix – 3 Oct 2013 – 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Bash Shell Scripting – 8 Oct 2013 – 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Introduction to Parallel R – 8 Oct 2013 – 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Introduction to the ITS Linux Clusters – 10 Oct 2013 – 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Parallel Computing in Mathematica – 14 Oct 2013 – 5:00-7:00 pm
  • Introduction to Python – 15 Oct 2013 – 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Parallel Computing in Matlab – 21 Oct 2013 – 5:30-7:30 pm
  • NumPy, SciPy, and Matplotlib – 22 Oct 2013 – 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Exploring Visualization with Matlab – 29 Oct 2013 – 4:00-6:00 pm



Registration is available online:

  • Go to the UVACSE webpage at:
  • Select the EVENTS tab at the top of the page.
  • On the EVENTS page, go to the month of October (Oct 2013), which will provide you with the schedule of the courses
  • Select the Short Course you wish to take.
  • This will take you to the BOOKINGS/EVENT page
  • Complete the booking for the short course at the bottom of the page

Computer Chess

Studying Deep Blue: The History and Engineering behind Computer Chess By: Lawrence Aung

Article appears in the Vol. 11, Issue 3 edition of Illumin, the undergraduate engineering magazine from the University of Southern California.  View this issue at

High-Performance Computing Boot Camp

High-Performance Computing Boot Camp at UVa, June 14 – June 18

The University of Virginia Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering (UVACSE) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for our annual High-Performance Computing Boot Camp.  The HPC Boot Camp is a FREE, one-week short course intended for scientists and engineers who wish to learn the basics of high-throughput and parallel computing.  Topics covered include MPI for distributed systems and OpenMP for multicore systems.

This year the HPC Boot Camp will take place from Monday, June 14 through Friday, June 18.  Morning sessions last from 8:30 to noon and consist of lectures on the topics.  Afternoon sessions are 1:30 pm to 5 pm and are hands-on practice.  Snacks will be provided for the morning and afternoon sessions. Attendees should be competent at programming in C, C++, or Fortran.

Anyone affiliated (student, staff, faculty) with a college or university in the Commonwealth of Virginia is eligible to register for the course at no charge. However, we cannot cover travel expenses for those coming from out of town.

To register, please visit and click the Register button.

If you have any questions, please email

Jessica Otey, Ph.D.
Business and Project Manager
UVACSE (University of Virginia Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering)
233 Olsson Hall (PO Box 400740)
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904
(434) 243-4334

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