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Detailed Schedule Summer 2017

This schedule is designed to give you an overview of the topics involved with the program and of the activities planned. This is a living document and will be updated throughout the program. Please see the Program Details for more explanations regarding the program and the schedule.
The chapter numbers and their titles refer to the book Peter S. Pacheco, Parallel Programming with MPI, Morgan Kaufmann, 1997.

Week 1: 06/18/17-06/24/17

Day Time Main topic Location
Sunday, 06/18/17 12:00-04:00 Move-in
05:00-07:00 Welcome meeting SOND 409
Monday, 06/19/17 08:30-09:30 Orientation SOND 409
09:30-10:45 Lecture 1: Overview and orientation for the cluster maya ENGR 022
presented by Dr. Gobbert
11:00-12:00 Lab 1: Linux on maya, serial “Hello, world!” ENGR 021
12:00-01:30 Lunch break
01:30-01:45 VIP meeting with Dr. Rouben Rostamian, Chair of the Department of Mathematics & Statistics ENGR 022
01:45-02:45 Lecture 2: Motivation for parallel computing and parallel “Hello, world!” ENGR 022
presented by Dr. Gobbert
03:00-04:00 Lab 2: HW 1 on parallel computing: compiling and running sample codes ENGR 021
05:30-06:30 Dinner break
Tuesday, 06/20/17 09:00-09:30 Morning meeting ENGR 022
09:30-10:45 Lecture 3: Chapter 3: Greetings! ENGR 022
presented by Dr. Gobbert
11:00-12:00 Lab 3: HW 2 (start) on parallel computing: format conversions, command-line arguments, and error check ENGR 021
12:00-01:30 Lunch break
01:30-02:45 Lecture 4: Chapter 4: An Application: Numerical Integration ENGR 022
presented by Dr. Gobbert
03:00-04:00 Lab 4: HW 2 on parallel computing: trapezoidal rule ENGR 021
05:30-06:30 Dinner break
Wednesday, 06/21/17 09:00-09:30 Morning meeting ENGR 022
09:30-10:45 Lecture 5: Chapter 5: Collective Communication ENGR 022
presented by Dr. Gobbert
11:00-12:00 Lab 5: HW 3 (start) on parallel computing: parallel dot product ENGR 021
12:00-01:30 Lunch break
01:30-02:45 Lecture 6: Statistics 1: R overview and Introductory Statistics ENGR 022
presented by Dr. Adragni
03:00-04:00 Lab 6: Descriptive statistics, hypothesis test, confidence interval ENGR 021
05:00-06:00 Dinner break
06:00-09:00 GRE preparation course 1: pre-test TBA
Thursday, 06/22/17 09:00-12:00 GRE preparation course 2: Part 1 of Session I TBA
12:00-01:00 Lunch break
01:00-01:30 VIP meeting with Dr. Philip Rous, University Provost BIOL 120
01:30-05:00 Presentations by project clients BIOL 120
06:00-08:00 Professional development workshop with dinner
Friday, 06/23/17 09:00-09:30 Morning meeting ENGR 022
09:30-10:45 Lecture 7: Chapter 5: Collective Communication ENGR 022
presented by Dr. Gobbert
11:00-12:00 Lab 7: HW 3 on parallel computing: coding of auxiliary functions for power method ENGR 021
12:00-01:30 Lunch break
01:30-02:45 Lecture 8: Statistics 2: Estimation Methods ENGR 022
presented by Dr. Adragni
03:00-04:00 Lab 8: Monte Carlo Estimation with R using snow ENGR 021
Saturday, 06/24/17 Complete homework

Week 2: 06/25/17-07/01/17

Day Time Main topic Location
Sunday, 06/25/17 Complete homework
Monday, 06/26/17 09:00-09:30 Morning meeting ENGR 022
09:30-10:45 Lecture 9: Matlab 1: Programming in Matlab ENGR 022
presented by Dr. Gobbert
11:00-12:00 Lab 9: HW 4 on parallel computing: code for power method ENGR 104
12:00-01:30 Lunch break
01:30-02:45 Lecture 10: Statistics 3: Simulations and Monte Carlo Integration ENGR 022
presented by Dr. Adragni
03:00-04:00 Lab 10: Monte Carlo Integration with snow ENGR 021
05:30-06:30 Dinner break
Tuesday, 06/27/17 09:00-09:30 Morning meeting ENGR 022
09:30-10:45 Lecture 11: Matlab 2: Graphics in Matlab
ENGR 022
presented by Dr. Gobbert
11:00-12:00 Lab 11: HW 5 on parallel computing: setup and post-processing of performance studies
ENGR 021
12:00-01:30 Lunch break
01:30-02:45 Lecture 12: Statistics 4: Regression Methods ENGR 022
presented by Dr. Adragni
03:00-04:00 Lab 12: Serial and Parallel computation of PRESS ENGR 021
facilitated by RA
05:30-06:30 Dinner break
Wednesday, 06/28/17 09:00-09:30 Morning meeting ENGR 022
09:30-10:45 Lecture 13: Introduction to BLAS, LAPACK, MKL
ENGR 022
presented by Dr. Gobbert
11:00-12:00 Lab 13: HW 6 on parallel computing: comparison of BLAS functions
ENGR 021
12:00-01:30 Lunch break
01:30-02:45 Lecture 14: Chapter 11: Performance
ENGR 022
presented by Dr. Gobbert
03:00-04:00 Lab 14: HW 7 (start) on parallel computing: use of BLAS in utility routines ENGR 021
05:30-06:30 Dinner break
Thursday, 06/29/17 09:00-12:00 GRE preparation course 3: Part 2 of Session I TBA
12:00-01:30 Lunch break
01:30-02:00 VIP meeting with Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III, University President BIOL 120
02:00-05:00 Presentations by project clients BIOL 120
06:00-08:00 Professional development workshop with dinner
Friday, 06/30/17 09:00-01:30 June 2017 Summer Horizons: Apply to Graduate School Commons
hosted by UMBC Graduate School Gameroom
01:30-02:45 Lecture 15: LaTeX and BibTeX for reports
ENGR 022
presented by Dr. Gobbert
03:00-04:00 Lab 15: HW 7 on parallel computing: LaTeX report on studies for power method ENGR 021
Saturday, 07/01/17 Complete homework

Week 3: 07/02/11-07/08/17

Day Time Main topic Location
Sunday, 07/02/17 Project work
Monday, 07/03/17 09:00-09:30 Morning meeting SOND 409
09:30-12:00 Project work SOND 409
12:00-01:30 Lunch break
01:30-05:00 Project work SOND 409
Tuesday, 07/04/17 Independence Day
Wednesday, 07/05/17 09:00-09:30 Morning meeting SOND 409
09:30-12:00 Project Work SOND 409
12:00-01:30 Lunch break
01:30-05:00 Project work SOND 409
Thursday, 07/06/17 09:00-12:00 GRE preparation course 4: Part 1 of Session II TBA
12:00-01:30 Lunch break
01:30-04:00 Project work SOND 409
04:00-05:00 Professional development workshop with the Chrisi Giannakaris, UMBC Career Center SOND 409
05:30-07:30 Joint dinner
Friday, 07/07/17 09:00-09:30 VIP meeting with Dr. William LaCourse, Dean of CNMS ENGR 022
09:30-12:00 Class: presentation of work plans; outline of tech. report SOND 409
12:00-01:30 Lunch break
01:30-05:00 Project work: proposal to client SOND 409
Saturday, 07/08/17 Project work

Week 4: 07/09/17-07/15/17

Day Time Main topic Location
Sunday, 07/09/17 Project work
Monday, 07/10/17 09:00-09:30 Morning meeting SOND 409
09:30-11:00 Class: project updates SOND 409
11:00-12:00 Lab: framework of slides in LaTeX for client updates SOND 409
12:00-01:30 Lunch break
01:30-05:00 Project work SOND 409
Tuesday, 07/11/17 09:00-09:30 Morning meeting SOND 409
09:30-12:00 Project work SOND 409
12:00-01:00 Lunch break
01:00-03:30 Field trip: Cryptologic Museum and NSA Career Panel
03:30-05:00 Project work SOND 409
Wednesday, 07/12/17 09:00-09:30 Morning meeting SOND 409
09:30-12:00 Project work SOND 409
12:00-01:30 Lunch break
01:30-05:00 Project work SOND 409
Thursday, 07/13/17 09:00-12:00 GRE preparation course 5: Part 2 of Session II TBA
12:00-01:30 Lunch break
01:30-04:00 Project work SOND 409
04:00-05:00 Professional development workshop with Dr. Janet Rutledge, Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School SOND 409
05:30-07:30 Joint dinner
Friday, 07/14/17 09:00-09:30 VIP Meeting with Animikh Biswas, Graduate Program Director, Applied Mathematics SOND 409
09:30-12:00 Project Work SOND 409
12:00-01:30 Lunch break
01:30-05:00 Project work: Section 2 Background due by COB SOND 409
Saturday, 07/15/16 Project work

Week 5: 07/16/17-07/22/17

Day Time Main topic Location
Sunday, 07/16/17 Project work
Monday, 07/17/17 09:00-09:30 Morning meeting SOND 409
09:30-11:00 Class: project updates using LaTeX slides SOND 409
11:00-12:00 Project work SOND 409
12:00-01:30 Lunch break
01:30-05:00 Project work SOND 409
Tuesday, 07/18/17 09:00-09:30 Morning meeting SOND 409
09:30-12:00 Project work SOND 409
12:00-01:30 Lunch break
01:30-05:00 Project work SOND 409
Wednesday, 07/19/17 09:00-09:30 Morning meeting SOND 409
09:30-12:00 Project work SOND 409
12:00-01:30 Lunch break
01:30-05:00 Project work SOND 409
Thursday, 07/20/17 09:00-12:00 GRE preparation course 6: Part 1 of Session III TBA
12:00-01:30 Lunch break
01:30-04:00 Project work SOND 409
04:00-05:00 Professional development workshop with Kathy Sutphin, Assistant Dean of CNMS BIOL 120
05:30-07:30 Joint dinner
Friday, 07/21/17 09:00-09:30 Morning meeting SOND 409
09:30-12:00 Project work SOND 409
12:00-01:30 Lunch break
01:30-05:00 Project work: Section 3 Methodology due by COB SOND 409
Saturday, 07/22/17 Project work

Week 6: 07/23/17-07/29/17

Day Time Main topic Location
Sunday, 07/23/17 Project work
Monday, 07/24/17 09:00-09:30 Morning meeting SOND 409
09:30-11:00 Class: project updates; how to write scientific abstracts SOND 409
11:00-12:00 Lab: abstracts for SURF SOND 409
12:00-01:30 Lunch break
01:30-05:00 Project work SOND 409
Tuesday, 07/25/17 09:00-09:30 Morning Meeting SOND 409
09:30-12:00 Project work SOND 409
12:00-01:30 Lunch break
01:30-05:00 Project work SOND 409
Wednesday, 07/26/17 09:00-09:30 Morning meeting SOND 409
09:30-12:00 Project work SOND 409
12:00-01:30 Lunch break
01:30-05:00 Project work SOND 409
Thursday, 07/27/17 09:00-12:00 GRE preparation course 7: Part 2 of Session III TBA
12:00-01:30 Lunch break
01:30-05:00 Project work SOND 409
05:30-07:30 Joint dinner
Friday, 07/28/17 08:00-11:00 GRE preparation course 8: post-test TBA
11:00-12:00 Project work
12:00-01:30 Lunch break
01:30-05:00 Project work: Section 4 Results due by COB SOND 409
Saturday, 07/29/17 Project work

Week 7: 07/30/17-08/05/17

Day Time Main topic Location
Sunday, 07/30/17 Project work
Monday, 07/31/17 09:00-09:30 Morning meeting SOND 409
09:30-10:45 Class: project updates; LaTeX for posters SOND 409
11:00-12:00 Lab: framework of posters in LaTeX for SURF SOND 409
12:00-01:30 Lunch break
01:30-05:00 Project work SOND 409
Tuesday, 08/01/17 09:00-09:30 Morning meeting SOND 409
09:30-12:00 Project work SOND 409
12:00-01:30 Lunch break
01:30-05:00 Project work SOND 409
Wednesday, 08/02/17 09:00-09:30 Morning meeting SOND 409
09:30-10:45 Class: project updates: posters for SURF SOND 409
11:00-12:00 Project work: finalization of posters for SURF SOND 409
12:00-01:30 Lunch break
01:30-05:00 Project work SOND 409
Thursday, 08/03/17 09:00-12:00 Project work SOND 409
12:00-01:30 Lunch break
01:30-05:00 Project work SOND 409
05:30-07:30 Joint dinner
Friday, 08/04/17 09:00-09:30 Morning meeting SOND 409
09:30-10:30 VIP meeting with Dr. Karl Steiner, Vice President for Research SOND 409
10:30-12:00 Project work: draft of project webpage for each team SOND 409
01:30-05:00 Project work: Sections 1 Introduction and 5 Conclusions due by COB SOND 409
Saturday, 08/05/17 Project work

Week 8: 08/06/17-08/11/17

Day Time Main topic Location
Sunday, 08/06/17 Project work
Monday, 08/07/17 09:00-09:30 Morning meeting SOND 409
09:30-10:45 Class: Confirmation of project posters; review of project webpages SOND 409
11:00-12:00 Lab: finalization of project webpages SOND 409
12:00-01:00 Lunch break
01:00-03:00 Class: Oral presentation of all teams SOND 409
03:00-04:00 Lab: finalization of oral presentations SOND 409
Tuesday, 08/08/17 09:00-09:30 Morning meeting SOND 409
09:30-12:00 Project Work SOND 409
12:00-01:30 Lunch break
01:30-05:00 Project work SOND 409
Wednesday, 08/09/17 09:00-12:30 Summer Undergraduate Research Fest (SURF) UC Ballroom
12:00-01:30 Joint lunch with all participants
02:00-04:00 Meeting with program evaluator II MP 422
04:00-05:00 Project wrap-up to mentors SOND 409
Thursday, 08/10/17 09:00-09:30 VIP meeting, UMBC Review editor SOND 409
09:30-12:00 Class: Final review of project reports SOND 409
12:00-01:30 Lunch break
01:30-04:30 Finalize project reports SOND 409
04:30-08:00 Professional development workshop with Dr. Ken Baron, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Advising and Student Success Community Center
Friday, 08/11/17 09:00-09:30 Morning meeting SOND 409
09:30-10:45 Class: Final program wrap-up SOND 409
11:00-12:00 Participant feedback on program SOND 409
12:00-01:30 Joint lunch with all participants