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

Illinois Institute of Technology
Department of Computer Science

BigDataX REU Program Activities -- Summer 2024

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 computer systems, distributed systems, and data science.

The BigDataX 2024 program will host 10 students who will spending 10 weeks in the summer 2024 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. Tuesday May 28th 2024 at 9AM to August 2nd 2024 at 5:30PM. Since housing will be provided to you from May 27th to August 3rd, it is recommended that you travel to and from the site on the 1st day and last day of the housing lease.

You will find the official 2024 announcement online. For eligibility requirements, click here.

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

For any questions, please send email to

Apply to the 2024 Summer REU BigData Program online (deadline March 4th, 2024).


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To apply to the program, please submit your complete online application by the March 4th, 2024 deadline. For any questions, please send email to