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

Python is an easy-to-learn, powerful programming language. It has efficient high-level data structures making it suitable for rapid application development. Topics covered in this session will include data types, conditional and loop statements, functions, input/output, modules, classes, and exceptions. Upon completing this tutorial series, participants should be able to understand existing scientific Python codes and write their own simple Python applications. This training session also introduces participants to scientific computing extensions of Python like Numpy for use in high-performance computing. Using advanced Python libraries like regular expressions, Scipy, Pandas, Seaborn, Scikit Learn, etc for everyday scientific computing is also taught.

Prerequisites: Before taking this course, you should be familiar with the command line terminal and running programs on it, or you should have taken the 101 Introduction to cluster computing: Linux, shell scripting, queuing systems, and Cluster Architecture course.

Syllabus: Link to syllabus

Date: 26th Aug 2024 - 2nd Oct 2024

Time: Mon-Wed, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Instructor: Dr. Jerry Ebalunode

Class Capacity: 150

Location: Join Microsoft Teams

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 course starts to allow for proper registration.


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

Attendees who are current UHS students, 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 to process 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 students, staff, or faculty will need to make a payment for the course before 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 link

Payment Link

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

If you don't wish to continue participating in the course, Please use the option "Unenroll me" available at the right-hand pane on the course webpage to unenroll from the course. Feel free to e-mail us at contact@hpedsi.uh.edu if you have questions.


** The following refund schedule applies:
More than three weeks before the start date: A cancellation fee of 10% of the total workshop cost applies.
Less than three weeks before the start date: A 15% cancellation fee applies.
Less than one week before the start date: A 25% cancellation fee applies.
48 hours or less before class starts: No refund is available.
All deposits and payments made are non-transferable. 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.