EuroCC AI for Science Bootcamp (online)

17th April 2023 09:30 AM
18th April 2023 15:00 PM
digital event


During this online bootcamp, participants will learn how to apply AI tools, techniques, and algorithms to real-life problems. Participants will be introduced to the critical concepts of deep neural networks, how to build deep learning models, and how to measure and improve the accuracy of your models. Participants will also learn essential data pre-processing techniques to ensure a robust machine-learning pipeline. This online bootcamp is a hands-on learning experience where instructors/teaching assistants guide you.  

Homepage of the bootcamp:

This Bootcamp is co-organized by the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS), Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ), Vienna Scientific Cluster (VSC), OpenACC organization, and NVIDIA for EuroCC Austria and EuroCC@GCS, the Austrian and German National Competence Centres for High-Performance Computing.

Event Format

This 2-day Bootcamp will be hosted online in the Central European Summer Time (CEST) zone. All communication will be done through Zoom, Slack, and email. 

Agenda (Preliminary)

All times are in Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Cluster Dry Run: Monday, April 17th: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Day 1 (Intro): Monday, April 17th: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

  • 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM: Welcome (Moderator)
  • 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM: Introduction to GPU computing (Lecture)
  • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM: Introduction to AI (Lecture)
  • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM: CNN Primer and Keras (hands-on lab)

Day 2 (Advanced) : Tuesday, April 18th: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM: Tropical cycle detection (Lab + Challenge)
  • 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM: Break
  • 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM : Steady Flow Estimation (Challenge)
  • 4:45 PM - 5:00 PM: Wrap up and QA


  • Basic experience with Python.
  • No GPU Programming or AI knowledge is required.

Compute Resource

Attendees will be given access to a GPU cluster for the duration of the Bootcamp.



Lecturers / Training Assistants

Miguel Martinez, NVIDIA

Training assistants:
from HLRS: Layal Ali, Tobias Haas, Khatuna Kakhiani, Flavio Galeazzo (optional)
from JSC: Alexandre Strube, Fritz Niesel
from LRZ: Maja Piskac, Florent Dufour, Naweilou Zhou, Navdar Karabulut
from VSC: Simeon Harrison, Soner Steiner, Ivan Vialov, Siegfried Höfinger (optional), Claudia Blaas-Schenner (optional)


The course is open and free of charge for participants from academia and industry.

Please apply via the registration page with your official e-mail address to prove your affiliation.
The final participants will be selected and informed after the registration deadline (28 March) has passed.

Last Modified: 21.03.2023