[BigDataX] REU BigDataX program notification

Nathan De Graaf nathandegraaf at gmail.com
Tue Mar 29 00:12:26 CDT 2016

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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