[BigDataX] REU BigDataX program notification

Gruia Calinescu calinesc at gauss.cs.iit.edu
Mon Apr 4 10:48:57 CDT 2016


Do you have a clear idea what kind of project you would choose
in the summer? Please take another look at
and, if you have a clear preference, please let us know which one.

Gruia Calinescu                                 www.cs.iit.edu/~calinesc
Associate Professor                       Department of Computer Science
Illinois Institute of Technology                     Phone: 312-567-5273
Computer use aggravates my back pain.  Please be patient with my replies

On Sun, 3 Apr 2016, Nathan De Graaf wrote:

> Greetings!
> I am still looking forward to participating in the BigDataX REU this
> summer. 
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Nathan De Graaf
> On Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 12:12 AM, Nathan De Graaf <nathandegraaf at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>       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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