[BigDataX] REU BigDataX program notification

Nathan De Graaf nathandegraaf at gmail.com
Tue May 3 12:07:28 CDT 2016


I am to assume you did not receive my previous email. I plan on starting
May 31st.

On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 10:10 PM, Nathan De Graaf <nathandegraaf at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Dear Gruia Calinescu,
>
> Starting May 31st will work perfectly. I really appreciate you being
> flexible with the dates.
>
> Sincerely,
> Nathan De Graaf
>
> On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 9:38 PM, Gruia Calinescu <calinesc at gauss.cs.iit.edu
> > wrote:
>
>> Nathan,
>>
>> In this case, we can pay you $4500 for the 9 weeks starting May
>> 31st and ending July 29th. If you can make it from May 23rd to July 29th,
>> you would get the $5000 in the original offer. We need to know your choice
>> by April 23rd.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> ************************************************************************
>> Gruia Calinescu                                 www.cs.iit.edu/~calinesc
>> Associate Professor                       Department of Computer Science
>> Illinois Institute of Technology                     Phone: 312-567-5273
>> Computer use aggravates my back pain.  Please be patient with my replies
>> ************************************************************************
>>
>> On Mon, 4 Apr 2016, Nathan De Graaf wrote:
>>
>> Dear Gruia Calinescu,
>>> After reviewing the projects again, I find myself most interested and
>>> excited by the Theory of Big Data project. This project's focus on
>>> algorithms and NP-hard approximations best matches my experiences and
>>> passions. I have taken the undergraduate and graduate level algorithms
>>> courses, which included algorithm analysis and NP-hard approximations. My
>>> participation in ACM-ICPC programming competition has also given me a
>>> wide
>>> experience and a passion for algorithm design.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Nathan De Graaf
>>>
>>> On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 10:48 AM, Gruia Calinescu <
>>> calinesc at gauss.cs.iit.edu>
>>> wrote:
>>>       Nathan,
>>>
>>>       Do you have a clear idea what kind of project you would choose
>>>       in the summer? Please take another look at
>>>       http://datasys.cs.iit.edu/grants/BigDataX/2016/index.html
>>>       and, if you have a clear preference, please let us know which
>>>       one.
>>>
>>>       Thanks,
>>>
>>> ************************************************************************
>>>       Gruia Calinescu
>>>        www.cs.iit.edu/~calinesc
>>>       Associate Professor                       Department of Computer
>>>       Science
>>>       Illinois Institute of Technology                     Phone:
>>>       312-567-5273
>>>       Computer use aggravates my back pain.  Please be patient with my
>>>       replies
>>>
>>> ************************************************************************
>>>
>>>       On Sun, 3 Apr 2016, Nathan De Graaf wrote:
>>>
>>>             Greetings!
>>>             I am still looking forward to participating in the
>>>             BigDataX REU this
>>>             summer.
>>>
>>>             I just wanted to check in about the dates and the
>>>             possibility of starting
>>>             the week of May 30th. If not, the sooner I know, the
>>>             easier and cheaper I
>>>             can change my flights.
>>>
>>>             Thanks,
>>>             Nathan De Graaf
>>>
>>>             On Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 12:12 AM, Nathan De Graaf
>>>             <nathandegraaf at gmail.com>
>>>             wrote:
>>>
>>>                   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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