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University Offering a Connection to Virtual Computer Science Classes 

 
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – JULY 3, 2013 The University of Texas at Brownsville is the only south Texas institution hosting summer Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering courses. 
Dr. Juan Raymundo Iglesias is Associate Professor and Chair of the university’s Department of Computer and Information Sciences.Dr. Juan Raymundo Iglesias is Associate Professor and Chair of the university’s Department of Computer and Information Sciences.
 
“It’s a privilege because the students and faculty will be able to come here to our facilities without having to travel to other places out of state to receive training,” said Dr. Juan Raymundo Iglesias, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. 
 
The university will host the videoconferencing of the Data Intensive Summer School from Monday, July 8 to Wednesday, July 10 and Proven Algorithmic Techniques for Many-core Processors from Monday, July 29 to Friday, Aug. 2. The classes will be held in Room 1.536 in the Science, Engineering and Technology Building. People can still sign up for the 50 available slots in each class.  
 
The classes are geared toward any graduate and post-doctoral students and professionals working in computer science. Some of the topics participants will learn include cloud storage, data management, non-relational databases, computational fluid dynamics and non-uniform data. 
 
“This is an important opportunity to get the latest of the latest to analyze scientific problems and problems in business,” said Iglesias. “This can help participants learn the latest tools to analyze big amounts of data.” 
 
UTB joins The University of Texas at El Paso as the only Texas Virtual School hosts. Other institutions in California, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah and West Virginia are hosting summer classes. 
 
The registration fee is $100 for each course. Participants must first set up a free account for the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment. Once this is done, participants can sign up for the classes through Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment’s online course calendar.  
 
For more information contact the university’s Department of Computer and Information Science sat 956-882-6605 or the Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering at info@vscse.org.

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