Workshops & Live Training



Traditionally, PICSciE has held interactive and hands-on live workshops and mini-courses. Due to COVID-19, we at PICSciE have been adapting workshops to a remote format (when feasible) delivered over Zoom. Until further notice, all PICSciE training workshops will be virtual. While we will strive to preserve the quality and overall feel of our in-person workshops, the Zoom experience does present some challenges for delivering hands-on training compared to being live with your peers in a room, and expectations should be calibrated accordingly.


We appreciate your patience and understanding during this unusual period as we strive to continue providing computing training to the Princeton community.  If you have comments or questions, please email Gabe Perez-Giz (, Research Software & Computing Training Specialist.

--The PICSciE Training Staff


Virtual Workshop Logistics

Please read the following information about virtual workshop logistics --- in particular the sections about technical prerequisites for hands-on workshops --- BEFORE registering.

Spring 2021 Virtual Workshops

The Princeton Institute for Computational Science & Engineering (PICSciE) and OIT's Research Computing, in collaboration with the University Library and Data & Statistical Services (DSS), is offering a series of instructor-led workshops on programming and commonly used research software tools.


Registration happens via the broader Princeton Training site and is now open.  Note that an active Princeton NetID is required to register for and to attend our sessions, as well as to view Zoom recordings.  If you are a Princeton affiliate without a NetID, or if you are affiliated with a partner institution (e.g. PPPL or IAS), please email to see whether we can accommodate you.

Topics and schedule of workshops

Poster with schedule of Spring 2021 workshops


The table below shows a complete listing of the Spring 2021 workshops in chronological order.  Clicking on a workshop's title will take you to a course description and other event details for that workshop.  Additional workshops may be added, so please check the schedule frequently.

Title Needs advance setup? Date(s) Time(s) Instructor
Intro to the Linux Command Line
(2 parts -- attend both parts)
Yes Tue Mar 02
Thu  Mar 04
1:15 PM-4:15 PM
1:15 PM-4:15 PM
Gabe Perez-Giz
Intro to Data Analysis
(using R)
Yes Wed Mar 03 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Oscar Torres-Reyna

Reproducible HPC Research with Containers:
Docker and Singularity

Yes Thu Mar 04 4:30 PM-6:00 PM Jonathan Halverson
Intro to Data Analysis
(using Python)
Yes Wed Mar 10 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Oscar Torres-Reyna
Getting Started with the
Research Computing Clusters
Yes Wed Mar 10 2:00 PM-5:00 PM Carolina Roe-Raymond,
Gabe Perez-Giz
Removing the Tedium from Your
Research Workflow
Yes Thu Mar 11 4:30 PM-6:30 PM Jonathan Halverson
Intro to Version Control Using Git Yes Fri Mar 12 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Gabe Perez-Giz
Level-Up Your MATLAB Yes Fri Mar 19 3:00 PM-5:00 PM An-Ya Olson
A Primer on Amazon Web Services (AWS) No Thu Mar 25 4:30 PM-6:00 PM Irene Kopaliani
Continuous Integration and Automated
Software Testing with Git and Jenkins
No Mon Mar 29 11:00 AM-12:00 PM David Luet
Intro to FPGAs (by Intel) No Wed Mar 31 1:00 PM-3:30 PM Intel staff
Managing Python with Conda on the
HPC Clusters
Yes Thu Apr 01 4:30 PM-6:00 PM Gabe Perez-Giz
Intro to the Machine Learning Libraries Yes Thu Apr 08 4:30 PM-6:30 PM Jonathan Halverson

AI for Science Bootcamp, by NVIDIA

No Tues May 18
Wed May 19

9:00 AM-12:30PM
9:00 AM-12:30PM

NVIDIA staff

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

The Maps and Geospatial Information Center (MAGIC), associated with the Princeton University Library, offers a variety of instructor-led virtual workshops on using QGIS and ArcGIS Pro.  Please see their roster here. 


Prerequisites and Advance Setup

Many of our workshops have knowledge prerequisites and/or require advance setup of hardware or software.  Please read the workshop descriptions carefully and make sure you have satisfied any requirements well in advance.  A guide to help with advance setup for some workshops, along with a list of overarching requirements for Zoom workshops, can be found on our virtual workshop requirements page.

Please note that, because of the logistical challenges it entails, there will be no troubleshooting of setup issues during the virtual workshops!

Recordings and workshop materials

Workshop materials and recordings of many of the Zoom sessions are now available via the menu at left (visit "Archives of past workshops" ----> "Spring 2021 Workshop Materials").  Note that some instructors request that their sessions not be recorded.

Pre-recorded Virtual Workshops

PICSciE has also archived recordings and presentation materials on a broader range of topics related to research computing.  Although not as useful as participating in a real-time instructor-led training, researchers and staff may find these materials useful as self-paced training, or as reference to peruse before or after attending a "live" virtual sessions.



For any questions, or for more information, please email .


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