[BigDataX] REU BigDataX program notification

Nathan De Graaf nathandegraaf at gmail.com
Sun Apr 3 18:40:51 CDT 2016


I am still looking forward to participating in the BigDataX REU this

I just wanted to check in about the dates and the possibility of starting
the week of May 30th. If not, the sooner I know, the easier and cheaper I
can change my flights.

Nathan De Graaf

On Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 12:12 AM, Nathan De Graaf <nathandegraaf at gmail.com>

> Offer letter.
> On Mar 28, 2016 17:43, "Nathan De Graaf" <nathandegraaf at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear Ioan,
>> Sorry for the delayed response. I am excited about the opportunity to
>> participate in the BigDataX REU program.
>> I will be competing in the ACM-ICPC world finals in Thailand May 16-20. I
>> am scheduled to spend the following week of May 23rd touring the area. If
>> at all possible, could I start the REU the following week of May 30th? If
>> not, I am prepared to make the appropriate flight changes that would allow
>> me to start the REU on the scheduled date of May 23rd.
>> I would like to accept your offer to participate in the 2016 BigDatax REU
>> program; however, it must be noted that although I expect to be able to
>> change my flight, I do not currently have the tickets that allow me to be
>> in the United States on May 23rd.
>> I will send a signed copy of the offer letter later tonight, unless a
>> digital signature is sufficient.
>> I am looking forward to participating in the BigDataX program this
>> summer.
>> Sincerely,
>> Nathan De Graaf
>> On Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 8:41 AM, Ioan Raicu <iraicu at cs.iit.edu> wrote:
>>> Hi Nathan,
>>> This is just a friendly reminder that we need your signed offer letter
>>> by tonight (Monday, March 28th). Please let us know if you have any
>>> questions.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Ioan
>>> On 3/22/16 4:55 AM, Ioan Raicu wrote:
>>>> Dear Nathan:
>>>> 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 2016. The selection process was very
>>>> competitive having an acceptance rate of 18% for the summer of 2016.
>>>> 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
>>>> Monday March 28th, 2016.
>>>> Congrats again, and we look forward to having you in the BigDataX
>>>> program this summer!
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Ioan, Gruia, Justin, Mike, and Kyle
>>>> http://datasys.cs.iit.edu/grants/BigDataX/2016/
>>> --
>>> Ioan Raicu, Ph.D.
>>> Assistant Professor
>>> Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology
>>> Guest Research Faculty
>>> Math & Computer Science, Argonne National Laboratory
>>> http://www.cs.iit.edu/~iraicu/
>>> http://datasys.cs.iit.edu/
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