The University of Chicago Research Computing Center, in partnership with Northwestern University, is one of 20 sites across the US to host the Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering (VSCSE) Data-Intensive Summer School. The interactive workshop is delivered through high-definition videoconferencing technology, enabling synchronous audio/video Q&A. Attendees participate in hands-on lab activities with on-site support from skilled computational specialists from the RCC and Northwestern University.

The Data-Intensive Summer School focuses on the skills needed to manage, process, and gain insight from large amounts of data. It is targeted at researchers from the physical, biological, economic and social sciences. The Data-Intensive Summer School covers the nuts and bolts of data-intensive computing, common tools and software, predictive analytics algorithms, data management, and non-relational database models. Given the short duration of the summer school, the emphasis will be on providing a solid foundation that the attendees can use as a starting point for advanced topics of particular relevance to their work.

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