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

Illinois Institute of Technology
Department of Computer Science

BigDataX BSMP Program -- Summer 2017

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 primary objective of this award is to promote a data-centric view of scientific and technical computing, at the intersection of distributed systems theory and practice. To apply to the program, see the online application (deadline March 3rd, 2017, but will remain open until all positions are filled, up to 12 positions in total). For eligibility requirements, click here.

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

BigDataX BSMP Students 2015

Below is BigDataX REU 2016 Site along with the 2016 BSMP students visiting Argonne National Laboratory in June 2016.

REU BigDataX 2016 

Below are REU and DataSys students (including 1 BSMP student) at the IEEE/ACM Supercomputing/SC 2016 conference in Salt Lake City Utah in November 2016.

SC16 students



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To apply to the program, please submit your complete online application by the March 3rd deadline. For any questions, please send email to