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

Ioan Raicu iraicu at cs.iit.edu
Thu Feb 18 10:41:43 CST 2016

Hi Jie,
Unfortunately, no. Students have to be considered full time 
undergraduate students during the program, which means they must 
graduate after the end of our program. Sorry about that.

On 2/18/16 10:06 AM, Gruia Calinescu wrote:
> I should know the answer but I don't. Help?
>  Gruia
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> 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?
> Thanks!
> Jie Wang
> Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems
> Indiana University Northwest
> Hawthorn Hall 323
> 219-980-6623
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> 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
>   http://datasys.cs.iit.edu/grants/BigDataX/2016/index.html
> 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
> Regards,
> Gruia Calinescu (on behalf of the BigDataX team)
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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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