[BigDataX] Fwd: REU BigDataX program notification

Gruia Calinescu calinesc at gauss.cs.iit.edu
Thu Apr 9 05:47:44 CDT 2015


Yes, grant one-week extension. If we grant another one, I suggest
we make another offer (one offer per two extensions).

It is better for us to be rejected than to either have an
accept/no-show or an accept-and-regret.

  Gruia

On Wed, 8 Apr 2015, Ioan Raicu wrote:

> Should we grant this? I am leaning towards yes for now, as we don't have
> that many accepted so far (I think we are up to 2 students confirmed). I
> think if by Friday we don't have mostly accepts, we should put out more
> invitations than available slots expecting that some will say no. Any
> thoughts on this?
> 
> Ioan
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> Begin forwarded message:
>
>       From: Basheer Subei <basheersubei at gmail.com>
>       Date: April 8, 2015 at 8:41:15 PM CDT
>       To: iraicu at cs.iit.edu
>       Subject: Re: REU BigDataX program notification
>
>       That's wonderful news! I'm very excited about this opportunity,
>       and I'm glad you think I'm a good fit for the position!
> However, I need to ask for an extension on the final decision for
> BigDataX. I'm currently receiving decisions from a few other
> employment opportunities, and they should come back to me by the end
> of next week hopefully (around the 17th of April). I hope you can
> accommodate my situation.
> 
> Thanks again!
> - Basheer Subei
> 
> On Mon, Apr 6, 2015 at 4:02 PM, Ioan Raicu <iraicu at cs.iit.edu> wrote:
>       Dear Basheer:
>       Congratulations! We are pleased to inform you that the
>       Selection Committee has chosen you to be one of selected 8
>       students to participate in the BigDataX (From theory to
>       practice in Big Data computing at eXtreme scales) REU
>       program at Illinois Institute of Technology and the
>       University of Chicago during the summer of 2015. The
>       selection process was very competitive having an
>       acceptance rate of 25% for the summer of 2015.
>       In case you need more information, see
>       http://datasys.cs.iit.edu/grants/BigDataX/index.html; you
>       can also contact us at bigdatax at datasys.cs.iit.edu. Please
>       see the attached offer letter. Please review it, and if
>       you accept this summer research position, please sign this
>       letter and send it to us by email to
>       bigdatax at datasys.cs.iit.edu as soon as possible, but not
>       later than Friday April 10th, 2015.
>
>       Congrats again, and we look forward to having you in the
>       BigDataX program this summer!
>
>       Regards,
>       Ioan, Gruia, Justin, and Mike
>       http://datasys.cs.iit.edu/grants/BigDataX/2015/
>
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