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SHI Webinar Series

The Sustainable Horizons Institute's Webinar Committee organizes a quarterly webinar during which our presenters cover topics from professional development to technical skills.

Convolutional Neural Nets

In the second part of this webinar, we will develop a powerful neural net vision architecture continuing with the TensorFlow skills learned in Day 1. Students will continue development with hands-on exercises. We recommend attending both days to get the most out of the webinar.

Introduction to Deep Learning with TensorFlow

In this two part webinar, we will first introduce the topic of Deep Learning using TensorFlow, the most popular framework for creating neural nets. The students will learn how to create a rudimentary character recognition network. which will lead into Day 2. A hands-on exercise example will be incorporated.

Basics of Parallel Debugging

In this webinar participants will learn strategies for debugging programs utilizing parallel execution with GNU debugger GDB, commercial software DDT. A brief discussion on debugging GPU programs will also be included.

Introduction to Git

Participants will learn why version control is an essential tool for science and explore the popular git version control system. Hands-on and interactive exercises are included.

Introduction to SciViz

VisIt is a popular scientific visualization software. In this session, basic principles of visualization will be covered. Then, you will be able to practice using the VisIt software.

Introduction to HPC

During this session, participants will have the opportunity to access and take advantage of hands-on training with the powerful XSEDE supercomputer Stampede2.​ 

Practical Debugging

You will learn about types of bugs and how to deal with them, discuss the pros and cons of debugging resources, and will have the opportunity to take part in an interactive debugging session.

Python for Beginners

Here is your chance to see how powerful the Python programming language can be. This webinar includes background information and examples. Also, this is targeted to beginners.

Writing Skills

We are priviledged to have Dr. Stephen Wood and Dr. Caroline Szymeczek speak with us on developing our writing skills, specifically in the area of grant writing, personal statements, and CVs.

Learn more about the Webinar Organizing Committee