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HPC Workshop 2021

Exploring the power of computational science

Students get first-hand experience in this summer workshop for high-performance computing taught by University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire faculty and staff volunteers. Eight faculty members collaborate with UW-Eau Claire’s Upward Bound program to share techniques used to process large amounts of data and perform complex calculations at high speed. The workshop’s topics range from biology and computer science to chemistry and materials science and biomedical engineering.

With this workshop, we hope to bring HPC and computational sciences to local high school students, potentially attracting bright minds to UW-Eau Claire.



9:00 - 10:00

Introduction, using WinSCP and PuTTY.

Learning and Technology Services (LTS) Staff

10:00 - 11:00


Building “trees” of South African shrubs – using the HPC to understand evolutionary relationships

Nora Mitchell

11:00 - 12:00

Processing Drone Imagery in HPC cluster

Papia Rozario 
Geography + Anthropology

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 - 2:00

How machines think - Deep Learning using Python

Rahul Gomes
Computer Science

2:00 - 3:00

How to Teach a Machine to Detect Sentiment - A Machine Learning Approach

Rakib Islam
Computer Science




8:30 - 9:30

Introduction, using WinSCP and PuTTY.

Slurm, Job Submission, X11 Forwarding

9:30 - 10:30

The Lives of Stars

Bill Wolf
Physics + Astronomy

10:30 - 11:30

How to engineer a super-bouncy ball

Ying Ma
Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering

11:30 - 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 - 2:00

Protein dynamics and drug design: Big targets, small molecules!

Sanchita Hati
Chemistry and Biochemistry

2:00 - 3:00

Making the atoms dance

Sudeep Bhattacharyay
Chemistry and Biochemistry

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