[BigDataX] REU BigDataX program notification

Ioan Raicu iraicu at cs.iit.edu
Tue May 3 12:54:26 CDT 2016


I have put you down to start on 05/31.
Ioan

On 5/3/16 12:07 PM, Nathan De Graaf wrote:
> 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 <mailto: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 <mailto: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
>         <http://www.cs.iit.edu/%7Ecalinesc>
>         Associate Professor  Department of Computer Science
>         Illinois Institute of Technology          Phone: 312-567-5273
>         <tel: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 <mailto: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 <http://www.cs.iit.edu/%7Ecalinesc>
>                   Associate Professor        Department of Computer
>                   Science
>                   Illinois Institute of Technology                  
>              Phone:
>             312-567-5273 <tel: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
>             <mailto:nathandegraaf at gmail.com>>
>                         wrote:
>
>                               Offer letter.
>
>                               On Mar 28, 2016 17:43, "Nathan De Graaf"
>                               <nathandegraaf at gmail.com
>             <mailto: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 <mailto: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
>             <mailto: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
>             <mailto: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://www.cs.iit.edu/%7Eiraicu/>
>             http://datasys.cs.iit.edu/
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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
http://www.cs.iit.edu/~iraicu/
http://datasys.cs.iit.edu/

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