[BigDataX] attention all undergrads: BigDataX REU Site in Chicago IL -- applications due 02/29/2016

Ioan Raicu iraicu at cs.iit.edu
Thu Feb 11 12:38:16 CST 2016


BigDataX REU Program -- Summer 2016
http://datasys.cs.iit.edu/grants/BigDataX/2016/index.html

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 theory to programming languages 
to distributed systems. To apply to the program, see the online 
application at 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ix7gAqroBhT199Yh3kDDg_fGuCj6dndZSbD1PG-_dy4/viewform 
(deadline February 29th, 2016).

Institutions:
- Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT): Computer Science & 
Data-Intensive Distributed Systems Laboratory
- UChicago: University of Chicago (UChicago): Computation Institute

Mentors (bigdatax at datasys.cs.iit.edu):
- Ioan Raicu (IIT)
- Gruia Calinescu (IIT)
- Mike Wilde (UChicago)
- Justin Wozniak (UChicago)

Projects:
- Data-Intensive Computing Applications
- Parallel Programming Systems
- Distributed Storage Systems
- Theory of Big Data

Eligibility Requirements:
- Undergraduate student in Mathematics, Computer Science, or Engineering 
at a US institution
- US citizen or permanent resident on or before May 23rd, 2015
- Minimum GPA 3.3
- 2 letters of recommendation

Important Dates:
- Application deadline: February 29th, 2016
- Letters of recommendation deadline: March 7th, 2016
- Notification of decision: March 21st, 2016
- Program starts: May 23rd, 2016
- Program ends: July 29th, 2016

Program Highlights:
- Spend 10 weeks immersed in research on Big Data at Illinois Institute 
of Technology and University of Chicago
- Prepare for graduate school
- Publish papers and attend international conferences
- Spend the summer in one of the greatest cities in the world, Chicago 
Illinois

Finances (per summer):
- $5000 stipend
- $600 relocation allowance
- $650 travel funds to attend conference
- Housing included on the IIT campus

Online Application:
To apply to the program, please submit your complete online application 
by the February 29th deadline at 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ix7gAqroBhT199Yh3kDDg_fGuCj6dndZSbD1PG-_dy4/viewform. 
For any questions, please send email to bigdatax at datasys.cs.iit.edu.



-- 
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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