[BigDataX] Inquiry about the REU Summer Program (fwd)

Gruia Calinescu calinesc at gauss.cs.iit.edu
Thu Feb 18 10:06:15 CST 2016

I should know the answer but I don't. Help?


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Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2016 15:44:29 +0000
From: "Wang, Jie" <wangjie at iun.edu>
To: "calinesc at gauss.cs.iit.edu" <calinesc at gauss.cs.iit.edu>
Subject: Inquiry about the REU Summer Program

Professor Calinescu,

Regarding your REU summer research program on data science, one of our undergraduates is very interested in this program.

Is he still eligible for this program if he plans to graduate this May?


Jie Wang
Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems
Indiana University Northwest
Hawthorn Hall 323
From: Gruia Calinescu <calinesc at gauss.cs.iit.edu>
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 6:07 PM
Subject: summer research program for undergraduates

Dear Department Chair,

We have received a NSF award to establish a REU site at
Illinois Institute of Technology/University of Chicago
on the topic of Big Data, see
We started the program in 2015, and it will also run in Summer 2016,
with eight undergraduate students spending 10 weeks doing research
at IIT or UC. The majority of the funded students should be from
outside IIT or UChicago. In 2015, we had one student attending
from a local area 4-year college.

I wanted to reach out to you to ask for your help in recruiting bright
undergraduate students that you might know and think that they might be
a good fit for our program, especially those from outside IIT/UC. We
have mentors in a wide range of expertise, from languages, run-time
systems, storage, to theory, all focused on issues in Big Data at
extreme scales. If you could forward the announcement below to any
potentially interested students (no prior research experience required),
we would greatly appreciate it!

   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

Gruia Calinescu (on behalf of the BigDataX team)

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