***This course is part of the Micro-credential in Data Science Program. Ask about this program at contact@hpedis.uh.edu.


This tutorial will provide hands-on skills to use modern data visualization and analysis platforms, specifically the open source parallel ParaView and Tableau. ParaView is very powerful and popular in the HPC scientific and engineering research communities. In the ParaView part, we will explore representations, color-scales and their controls, data filters, how to build pipelines, multi-view & camera links using synthetic seismic data, streamline plots, plot-over-line analysis, and histograms. Also, the calculator tool, datasets & time, animations & their controls, time interpolation, camera animations, static vector field animations, and Python scripting. Finally, the course will cover how to use these tools/skills to do remote, parallel visualization using HPE DSI computer clusters. In the Tableau workshop, we will use Tableau Public to create interactive data visualizations. It will cover an overview of the program and provide hands-on experience creating basic charts and maps, as well as creating interactive web-based visualization dashboards. We will also use more advanced features in Tableau to manage data, and use calculations and parameters to make views more interactive. In the end, students will publish their visualizations to the Tableau Public web server.




 Date: 20th March 2023 - 25th April 2023

Time: Mon Wed 1:00PM -- 2:30 PM

Instructor: Ishita Sharma,  MS

                  Jerry Ebalunode, Ph.D., M.B.A   

Teaching Assistant: TBA

Class Capacity: 150

Location: Online

  • HPE DSI’s courses are free for UH System students from outside the Main Campus. However, these individuals must enroll in our courses at least three weeks before the courses starting date to allow for proper registration.

  • I request everyone to join the classes when it is started by the Instructor or the TA.
  • If the meeting has already started, please just join the meeting using join option, don't start a new meeting or restart the meeting by yourself which would cause a lot of confusion as they would redirect you to a different meeting room.

Attendance Requirement:

Good standing on Attendance grade (>50%) would be required to see new course materials, homework assignments, and exams/projects as the course proceeds.

Also, for students interested in getting a badge or certificate for completing this course, an attendance grade of at least 12 hours of the class meeting sessions is required, to be qualified for passing the course and getting the badge.

Clear Lake, Victoria, Downtown, Sugar Land or Katy campuses 

Attendees who are current UHS student, staff or faculty from the Clear Lake, Victoria, Downtown, Sugar Land or Katy campuses MUST fill in this credentials form at least three(3) weeks before the course start date. This will allow adequate time for processing of your course access credentials before the first-class.  

Current UHS (all campuses) Student, Staff or Faculty Registration Fee: Free. 


UH Alumni and Non-UH Affiliates 

Attendees who are not current UHS student, staff or faculty will need to make a payment for the course prior to its commencement. 

UH Alumni Registration Fee: $250.00. 

Non-UH Affiliate Registration Fee: $250.00. 

** Non-UH affiliates and alumni registering for the HPE DSI classes MUST: 

(1) complete the payment of the course fees ($250.00 per course) at least three(3) weeks before course commencement using this payment link : https://store.mynsm.uh.edu/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=410&search=251+Data


(2) fill in this credentials form at least three(3) weeks before the course start date. This will allow adequate time for processing of your course access credentials before the first-class.  

If you need to cancel a course for any reason, e-mail us at contact@hpedsi.uh.edu

** The following refund schedule applies:
More than three weeks before start date: A cancellation fee of 10% of the total workshop cost applies.
Less than three weeks before start date: 15% cancellation fee applies.
Less than one week before start date: 25% cancellation fee applies.
48 hours or less before class start: No refund is available.
All deposits and payments made are nontransferable. The HPE DSI cannot provide refunds, transfer payments, or offer makeup sessions for classes a student might miss, for any reason. If the HPE DSI has to cancel a workshop, you will receive a full refund.