United Kingdom, Cardiff

Big Data and High-Performance Computing

when 18 July 2020 - 1 August 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee GBP 1995

In Big Data and High-Performance Computing, specialists will teach you how to apply methods drawn from data science and analytics to help businesses and government organisations make better decisions.

In addition, our academic experts will improve your knowledge of computer programming; you will use practical applications to show how Big Data and HPC can solve real-world challenges such as gravitational wave research and astronomical satellites.

On this summer school, you will cover topics and skills such as:

• Programming languages (Python, R and C)
• Extracting and handling ‘big data’
• Identifying meaningful patterns within data
• Modelling tools
• Shared and distributed memory models
• Data and task-based parallelism
• OpenMP, MPI and CUDA
• Gravitational wave research

In addition to a valuable learning experience, you will stay in City Centre accommodation, embark on two cultural trips within the UK and be invited to entertaining social events in our vibrant Welsh Capital. This is an opportunity to experience British culture with new friends from across the globe.

Both Wales and the UK are uniquely rich in history, architecture and culture and our summer schools are sure to give you unrivalled personal, social and academic benefits which will enhance any CV or résumé.

Course leader

The Schools of Computer Science and Informatics, Mathematics and Physics and Astronomy jointly run this summer school.

Target group

Undergraduate students, recent graduates or those with relevant work experience (18 years old and above).

Course aim

Our summer schools, based in the Capital City of Wales (UK) offer students a rich insight into British culture in addition to a valuable, unforgettable study abroad experience. Our innovative courses take an interdisciplinary approach to addressing numerous global issues through hands on labs, lectures and industrial visits.

*Please note, the contents of this course are still subject to change and may be cancelled in the event of low turnout.

Credits info

Students are usually able to obtain credits from your home institution. If you intend to claim credits from their home university after attending one of our summer schools, please make sure you ask your University about their requirements before you enrol with us. The decision to award credits rests with your home institution. Informal assessments will vary for each course but all participants will be provided with a certificate of attendance. Please contact us on PSE-ISS@cardiff.ac.uk if you have any questions.

Fee info

GBP 1995: The fee for the Summer School is £1,995.

This includes:

• Tuition fees
• Accommodation
• 10 meals per week (breakfast and lunch, Monday to Friday)
• Airport pick up and drop off from Heathrow airport on fixed dates
• Excursions organised by Cardiff University (such as Stonehenge and industrial visits)


£1000 - apply before 1st April 2020 to be considered for a scholarship.