[BigDataX] BigDataX 2016 REU Program

Ioan Raicu iraicu at cs.iit.edu
Thu Feb 18 00:35:30 CST 2016

Please apply, and mark appropriately where asked if you are an 
international student. If we can, we will include as many students in 
this opportunity as possible.
Thanks for your interest,

On 2/15/16 1:09 AM, Chin Wun Tsui wrote:
> Dear Department of Computer Science at Illinois Institute of Technology,
> My name is Davis Tsui and I am a third year student at the University 
> of Chicago majoring in Computation & Applied Mathematics.
> I am very interested in your BigDataX 2016 REU summer program and 
> would love to have the opportunity to participate in it. However, I am 
> an international student and it says on the application that 
> international students are not allowed to apply.
> I was wondering if any exceptions could be made so that I can have the 
> opportunity to apply and be considered an applicant. After taking an 
> Intro to Big Data Computing class at UChicago, i have always been 
> looking for the opportunity to expand my horizons in Big Data 
> computing. However, unfortunately, as the field of big data is 
> relatively new, my school does not offer many classes on big data 
> computing specifically yet. This passion for big data and the lack of 
> a formal exposure to it has led me to apply for this summer program 
> and I would really appreciate the opportunity to apply.
> Thank you and I look forward to hearing back from you!
> Best,
> Davis
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Ioan Raicu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology
Guest Research Faculty
Math & Computer Science, Argonne National Laboratory

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