Johns Hopkins University
Computing for Cancer Informatics
Johns Hopkins University

Computing for Cancer Informatics

Taught in English


Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Carrie Wright, PhD

Instructor: Carrie Wright, PhD

Beginner level

Recommended experience

11 hours to complete
3 weeks at 3 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • Basics about how computers and shared computing resources work.

  • Understanding of the benefits and drawbacks of currently available computing resource options, especially for cancer research.

  • Understanding of important considerations when making computing decisions.

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There are 7 modules in this course

In this module we will introduce you to how the material will be presented and the goals for the course.

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In this module we will start by describing some basics about how computers work. We feel that familiarity with this information will be helpful for you when you need to make computing decisions for your work.

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In this module we will talk about how computers store and process data. This will be helpful for understanding computing and storage requirements for your work.

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In this module we will describe some basics about file sizes and computing capacity. We will specifically focus on common types of files used in cancer research. We will also introduce some general concepts for shared computing resource, which can be a great option if you wish to do work that might be too intensive for your personal computer.

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In this module we will describe some common good practices for using traditional shared computing resources like clusters. These guidelines will help ensure that you don't use shared resources in a way that might bother others, so that you can continue to have access to such shared resources.

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In this module we will take you through a tour of some computing resource platforms designed for researchers, including some that may be especially useful to cancer researchers.

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In this final module we will provide guidance about how to decide what computing resources would be most beneficial for your work.

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