Microcredentials in Research Computing


Instructor: Richard Lawrence

Time: Friday, September 30 1:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Blocker 220 and online using Zoom


During this short course, instructors will discuss opportunities to earn micro-credentials developed by Texas A&M High Performance Research Computing. These micro-credentials cover a variety of topics including cybersecurity, programming, AI/ML, data-sciences bioinformatics, and cloud computing.

Course Materials

The presentation slides are available as downloadable PDF files.

  • Micro-crentials in Research Computing (Fall 2022) PDF


We will discuss the different courses offered for microcredentials:

  • Cybersecurity
    • Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
  • Coding
    • Fundamentals of Python Programming
    • Intermediate Python Programming For Data Science
    • Advanced Python Programming with Xarray and Dask
    • Fundamentals of R Programming
    • Intermediate R Programming
    • GPU Programming with CUDA
  • AI/ML
    • Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
    • Introduction to Deep Learning with TensorFlow
    • Introduction to Deep Learning with PyTorch
    • Using Scikit-Learn for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Bioinformatics
    • RNA-seq and Differential Expression
    • Introduction to Short Variant Discovery
    • Introduction to Metagenomics
    • Introduction to ChIP-seq
  • Cloud Computing
    • Introduction to Cloud and Cluster Computing
    • Fundamentals of Linux
    • Linux for System Administrators
    • Job Scheduling with SLURM
    • Containers and Orchestration
    • Parallel Computing Using OpenMP
    • Parallel Computing Using MPI