DataSys: Data-Intensive Distributed Systems LaboratoryData-Intensive Distributed Systems Laboratory

Illinois Institute of Technology
Department of Computer Science

BigDataX REU Program -- Summer 2015

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; more information on potential projects has been posted. More information can be found at the general BigDataX site. To apply to the program, see the online application (deadline March 17th, 2015). For eligibility requirements, click here.

Below is BigDataX REU 2015 students and their mentors at IIT in June 2015.

BigDataX REU 2015 Students

Below is BigDataX REU 2015 Site along with the MEDIX REU 2015 Site visiting Argonne National Laboratory in July 2015.

BigDataX REU 2015 Group Visiting Argonne National Laboratory

For more pictures from the Summer 2015 program, click here.




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To apply to the program, please submit your complete online application by the March 17th deadline. For any questions, please send email to