The "official" yearly FICS course will this time be arranged at the surroundings of Otaniemi campus, and it will consist of e.g. communications training, a course on parallel computing, and the good old poster session!
23-24 Oct at CSC's premises at Keilaniemi Life Science Center, Keilaranta 14 and Keilaranta 16 A, Espoo
25 Oct afternoon at Open Innovation House OIH, Otaniementie 19-21, Espoo
Accommodation at Hotel Radisson Blu Espoo, Otaniemi campus, within walking distance from CSC and OIH
Please register no later than 15 October (students and those needing accommodation) or 20 October (supervisors who do not need accommodation) at https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/45184/lomake.html
23 Oct at Keilaniemi Life Science Center, Keilaranta 16 A and Keilaranta 14
9:30 Coffee+sandwich and registration at sauna premises 7th floor, Keilaranta 16 A
10:00 Communications training: "Collaborating with success - a quick guide to communication psychology and influencing people." Jari Vuorenmaa, Imaction. Sauna premises 7th floor
12:00 Lunch at CSC's training classroom, Keilaranta 14
12:30 CSC's course: Parallel computing – practical aspects
*Introduction to parallel programming
*High-performance computing concepts and paradigms
*Threading as a way to achieve parallelism
*Message-passing as a way to achieve parallelism
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 CSC's course continues
17:30 Sauna evening including a hamburger dinner at Hotel Radisson Blu, Espoo, Otaranta 2
24 Oct at Keilaniemi Life Science Center, Keilaranta 14
8:50 Coffee+sandwich at CSC's training classroom, Keilaranta 14
9:00 CSC's course continued: Parallel computing – practical aspects
*Limiting factors to scalability of parallel programs
*I/O as the performance bottleneck
*Working with large data sets
12:00 Lunch at CSC's training classroom
12:30 CSC's course continues
14:00 Coffee break
14:30 CSC's course continues
17:00 Coffee and sandwich
17:15 Walking to bus stop; Bus 504 to Piispanportti 12, Espoo, See here for the Journey Planner.
18:00 Paintball and texmex dinner at Hohto Paintball Espoo, Piispanportti 12
Note: Bring indoor sports shoes and a small towel. Paintball involves a lot of physical activity, so wear a t-shirt or a light long-sleeved shirt (a sweater is too much).
25 Oct at Keilaniemi and at OIH
9:30 CSC's course continued: Parallel computing – practical aspects
*Data analysis of large data sets with R
11:30 End of CSC course, transfer to OIH either by walking of by bus See here for the Journey Planner
12:00 Student and Supervisor Day begins with lunch at Open Innovation House OIH, Otaniementie 19, Espoo
13:00 Opening words by Sami Kaski
13:05 Keynote talk by Professor Peter Brusilovsky, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, "Social Information Access: The Other Side of the Social Web" Click here for the abstract
14:00 Keynote talk by Per Öster, Director of Research Environments, CSC: "CSC's Scientific Computing and Data Services"
14:45 Break; Setting up the posters
15:15 On doctoral training networks and the funding of doctoral studies, Tapio Ala-Nissilä and Sami Kaski
15:30 Student spotlight talks: Xi Chen, Väinö Jääskinen, Emmi Ruokokoski, Hande Topa. Poster session starts.
16:00 Dinner; Poster session continued
18:30 End of event, Gathering of poster stands
FICS will cover the travel expenses of all students and supervisors living outside Helsinki region. Please contact Ella Bingham firstname.lastname@example.org on the details of reimbursing. We can also cover the hotel stay of supervisors, if needed please contact us no later than 15 Oct. Thanks!