The school will cover a variety of topics, with a focus on practical computing applications in research: the skills needed for a computational ("big data") science, not computer science. The specific focus will be on applications in astrophysics, earth science (e.g., climate science) and other areas of space science, but with an emphasis on the general tools, methods, and skills that would apply across other domains as well. It is aimed at an audience of practicing researchers who already have a strong background in computation and data analysis. The lecturers include computational science and technology experts from Caltech and JPL.
Students can evaluate their own progress, but there will be no tests, exams, and no formal credit or certificates will be offered.