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

Illinois Institute of Technology
Department of Computer Science

BigDataX REU Program Activities -- Summer 2023

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 six mentors at two institutions, the Illinois Institute of Technology and University of Chicago, with a variety of complementing expertise from computer systems, distributed systems, databases, and data science. For REU BigDataX program highlights from prior years, see the BigDataX Overview. The group maintains a public social network presence through a LinkedIn group at

The BigDataX 2023 program will host 10 students who will spending 10 weeks in the summer 2023 doing research in one of two interdisciplinary laboratories: 1) the DataSys Lab in CS at IIT or 2) the Systems Group in the CI/CS at UChicago. This program will be conducted only in-person, and unfortunately we will not be able to accommodate a virtual format. Monday May 30th 2023 at 9AM to August 4th 2023 at 5:30PM. Since housing will be provided to you from May 29th to August 5th, it is recommended that you travel to and from the site on the 1st day and last day of the housing lease. For any questions, please send email to

For a detailed schedule of activities for the summer 2023 program, click here.You will find the official 2023 announcement online. For eligibility requirements, click here.

Apply to the 2023 Summer REU BigData Program online (deadline April 14th, 2023).


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To apply to the program, please submit your complete online application by the April 14th 2023 deadline. For any questions, please send email to