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Virtual School Summer Course on Managing Big Data

Monday, 08 July, 2013

Graduate students, post-docs and professionals from academia, government and industry are invited to enroll in a summer school course offered by the Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering and presented at UT Knoxville and other sites across the country July 8–10. The course is free at UT, with the stipulation that attendees register two weeks in advance of the course. This virtual course will be delivered to sites nationwide using high-definition videoconferencing technologies. The location for the courses at UT Knoxville will be the virtual classrooms on the lower level of the Communications and University Extension building from 10 a.m to 6 p.m.

The Data-intensive Summer School focuses on the skills needed to manage, process and gain insight from large amounts of data. It targets researchers from the physical, biological, economic and social sciences who need to deal with large collections of data. The course will cover the nuts and bolts of data-intensive computing, common tools and software, predictive analytics algorithms, data management and non-relational database models.

In addition to UT Knoxville, other participating sites for the Data-intensive Summer School are Louisiana State University, Marshall University, Michigan State University, Northwestern University and the University of Chicago, Princeton University, Purdue University, University of California Los Angeles, University of California San Diego, University of Delaware, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, University of Oklahoma, University of Texas at Brownsville, University of Texas at El Paso and University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.

More information about the Data-intensive Summer School, including pre-requisites and course topics, can be found here.


Registration is accomplished by visiting the user portal for the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE). First-time users of the XSEDE portal must follow the guidelines to create a free portal account before being able to sign up for the Virtual School courses. Upon creating an XSEDE portal account, users can sign up for Virtual School courses through the XSEDE course calendar.

More information about the Virtual School can be viewed here. Questions about the summer school can be sent to




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Knoxville, TN 37996

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Phone: 8652066499

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