MolSSI Software Summer School 2017

The 2017 MolSSI Software Summer School will be held July 24-August 2 at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. The School will focus on first- and second-year graduate students in the computational molecular sciences (bio- and macro-molecular simulation, quantum chemistry, and materials science) whose research requires a firm foundation in software engineering and programming.

The School’s curriculum will focus on best practices in software engineering – version control, continuous integration, data management, programming paradigms, etc. – to promote reproducibility and reliability in research as well as aspects of modern high-performance computing architectures and code optimization.

This year’s school is limited to 50 students, who will be selected based on the application linked below, which includes a current CV, and a brief description of the need for advanced software development in the student’s planned research.  In addition, the candidate should arrange for two letters of recommendation (one of which must be from the current research adviser) to be sent to by the June 10th deadline.

Each student is expected to provide his/her own transportation to the School, but the MolSSI will provide room and board. Limited travel support is possible in cases of need.

A detailed agenda and logistical information can be found on the MolSSI Software Summer School website.

The summer school was made possible by the following instructors:

  • Daniel Smith, MolSSI
  • Devin Matthews, University of Texas, Austin
  • Doaa Altarawy, MolSSI
  • Ben Pritchard, MolSSI
  • Eliseo Marin-Rimoldi, MolSSI
  • John Chodera, MSKCC
  • Ilya Kaliman, University of Southern California
  • Lori Burns, Georgia Institute of Technology