Brown-Gaines Participates in Summer Teaching Workshops


Dr. Tisha Brown-Gaines, assistant professor of computer science, was selected to participate in two teaching workshops in July of this summer.

Workshop 1: Teaching Heterogeneous Computing

Teaching Heterogeneous Computing (ToUCH) is a training workshop intended for educators interested in incorporating heterogeneous parallel computing into their courses. The workshop introduced a collection of teaching modules covering a range of topics including GPU programming with OpenMP and CUDA, heterogeneous architectures, hybrid algorithms, task mapping and scheduling on heterogeneous systems. Dr. Gaines received hands-on training and guidance in adopting these modules in her own curriculum. Acceptance into the workshop was by application and a stipend of up to $1000  was provided to participants. Learn more about the workshop here.

Workshop 2: CHEESE

Dr. Gaines participated in a hands-on workshop on Cybersecurity. Cyber Human Ecosystem of Engaged Security Education (CHEESE) is a NSF-funded initiative that aims to build a community for instructors, learners and practitioners by sharing containerized virtual labs in the cloud. Cybersecurity is a very dynamic field, and designing hands-on labs for undergraduate students can assist in informing students on the complex concepts surrounding the topic. Opportunities provided to the workshop participants included cloud credits awards that can assist instructors in adopting the CHEESEHub project into their courses in Fall 2021 or Spring 2022. Learn more about this workshop here.