[ugrads] FW: [chicago-cicr-announce] attention all undergrads: BigDataX REU Site in Chicago IL -- applications due 02/29/2016

Gregory Fasshauer fasshauer at iit.edu
Thu Feb 11 14:20:31 CST 2016

Here’s a summer research opportunity on campus for those with interests in
computer science and big data.

Greg Fasshauer

Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Department of Applied Mathematics

Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, IL 60616

Office: Engineering 1, Room 208A

Email: fasshauer at iit.edu

Phone: (312) 567-3149

Fax: (312) 567-3135

*From:* chicago-cicr-announce-bounces at ci.uchicago.edu [mailto:
chicago-cicr-announce-bounces at ci.uchicago.edu] *On Behalf Of *Ioan Raicu
*Sent:* Thursday, February 11, 2016 12:41 PM
*To:* chicago-cicr-announce at ci.uchicago.edu
*Subject:* [chicago-cicr-announce] attention all undergrads: BigDataX REU
Site in Chicago IL -- applications due 02/29/2016

BigDataX REU Program -- Summer 2016

The BigDataX (from theory to practice in Big Data computing at eXtreme
scales) is a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site in Chicago
Illinois. The program has four mentors at two institutions, the Illinois
Institute of Technology and University of Chicago, with a variety of
complementing expertise from theory to programming languages to distributed
systems. To apply to the program, see the online application at
(deadline February 29th, 2016).

- Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT): Computer Science & Data-Intensive
Distributed Systems Laboratory
- UChicago: University of Chicago (UChicago): Computation Institute

Mentors (bigdatax at datasys.cs.iit.edu):
- Ioan Raicu (IIT)
- Gruia Calinescu (IIT)
- Mike Wilde (UChicago)
- Justin Wozniak (UChicago)

- Data-Intensive Computing Applications
- Parallel Programming Systems
- Distributed Storage Systems
- Theory of Big Data

Eligibility Requirements:
- Undergraduate student in Mathematics, Computer Science, or Engineering at
a US institution
- US citizen or permanent resident on or before May 23rd, 2015
- Minimum GPA 3.3
- 2 letters of recommendation

Important Dates:
- Application deadline: February 29th, 2016
- Letters of recommendation deadline: March 7th, 2016
- Notification of decision: March 21st, 2016
- Program starts: May 23rd, 2016
- Program ends: July 29th, 2016

Program Highlights:
- Spend 10 weeks immersed in research on Big Data at Illinois Institute of
Technology and University of Chicago
- Prepare for graduate school
- Publish papers and attend international conferences
- Spend the summer in one of the greatest cities in the world, Chicago

Finances (per summer):
- $5000 stipend
- $600 relocation allowance
- $650 travel funds to attend conference
- Housing included on the IIT campus

Online Application:
To apply to the program, please submit your complete online application by
the February 29th deadline at
For any questions, please send email to bigdatax at datasys.cs.iit.edu.


Ioan Raicu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology

Guest Research Faculty

Math & Computer Science, Argonne National Laboratory


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