SC17 Denver, CO

Multidisciplinary Education on Big Data + HPC + Atmospheric Sciences

Workshop: Workshop on Education for High Performance Computing (EduHPC)

Abstract: We present a new initiative to create a training program or graduate-level course ( in big data applied to atmospheric sciences as application area and using high-performance computing as an indispensable tool. The training consists of instruction in all three areas of "Big Data + HPC + Atmospheric Sciences" supported by teaching assistants and followed by faculty-guided project research in a multidisciplinary team of participants from each area. Participating graduate students, post-docs, and junior faculty from around the nation will be exposed to multidisciplinary research and have the opportunity for significant career impact. The paper discusses the challenges, proposed solutions, practical issues of the initiative, and how to integrate high-quality developmental program evaluation into the improvement of the initiative from the start to aid in ongoing development of the program.

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