[hpc-announce] NSF REU Site at IIT/UChicago -- BigDataX: from theory to practice in Big Data computing at eXtreme scales

Ioan Raicu iraicu at iit.edu
Tue Feb 7 14:41:19 CST 2023

BigDataX: from theory to practice in Big Data computing at eXtreme scales
REU: Research Experience for Undergraduate students Program 
Summer 2023: May 30th 2023 -- August 4th 2023
at Illinois Institute of Technology & University of Chicago in Chicago Illinois
http://datasys.cs.iit.edu/grants/BigDataX/2023/index.html <http://datasys.cs.iit.edu/grants/BigDataX/2023/index.html>  

The BigDataX program is a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site in 
Chicago Illinois. This program will be conducted only in-person, and 
unfortunately we will not be able to accommodate a virtual format. The program 
has six mentors at two institutions, the Illinois Institute of Technology and 
University of Chicago, with a variety of complementing expertise from theory to 
programming languages, parallel computing, distributed systems, edge computing; 
more information on potential projects can be found 
http://datasys.cs.iit.edu/grants/BigDataX/2023/index.html#Projects <http://datasys.cs.iit.edu/grants/BigDataX/2023/index.html#Projects>. More 
information can be found at the general BigDataX site at 
http://datasys.cs.iit.edu/grants/BigDataX/index.html <http://datasys.cs.iit.edu/grants/BigDataX/index.html>. For more details about the 
summer activities, see the BigDataX Overview at 
http://datasys.cs.iit.edu/grants/BigDataX/bigdatax.pdf <http://datasys.cs.iit.edu/grants/BigDataX/bigdatax.pdf>. To apply to the program, 
see the online application (deadline March 6th, 2023) at 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5ZEOKI4sCrC13g59VU9U5_LW_iv8t_YzmUpa1JkMPyKxDug/viewform <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5ZEOKI4sCrC13g59VU9U5_LW_iv8t_YzmUpa1JkMPyKxDug/viewform> 
For eligibility requirements, see 
http://datasys.cs.iit.edu/grants/BigDataX/2023/index.html#Eligibility <http://datasys.cs.iit.edu/grants/BigDataX/2023/index.html#Eligibility>.
For more information, send email to bigdatax-group at iit.edu <mailto:bigdatax-group at iit.edu>.

REU Mentors:
* Ioan Raicu (IIT) 
* Kyle Hale (IIT)
* Stefan Muller (IIT)
* Zhiling Lan (IIT)
* Kate Keahey (UChicago) 
* Kyle Chard (UChicago) 

Project Areas:
* Scalable Data Indexing and Search
* Data Analytics and Systems
* Operating Systems & Computer Architecture
* Resource Management and Job Scheduling
* Theory of Priority Scheduling Systems
* Edge Computing with CHI at Edge

Eligibility Requirements:
* Undergraduate student in Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, or 
  related discipline at a US institution
* US citizen or permanent resident on or before May 30th, 2023
* Minimum GPA 3.0
* 2 recommendation forms; must be received by March 6th, 2023; 
it is the student's responsibility to ask their recommenders to submit 
recommendation form (including letter PDF) online at
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeOsTCjHvvoX_8W-ysO5xAICqsETXVE86vrr9a3ZPe-ecocZQ/viewform <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeOsTCjHvvoX_8W-ysO5xAICqsETXVE86vrr9a3ZPe-ecocZQ/viewform>
before the deadline of March 6th, 2023

Important Dates:
* Application deadline: March 6th, 2023
* Recommendation forms deadline: March 6th, 2023
* Notification of decision: March 20th, 2023
* Program starts: May 30th, 2023
* Program ends: August 4th, 2023

Program Highlights:
* Spend 10 weeks immersed in research on Big Data at either Illinois Institute of Technology 
  or University of Chicago through our virtual summer program
* Work on large scale distributed systems (e.g. Amazon AWS Cloud, Chameleon Cloud, XSEDE Grid, 
  Aurora Supercomputer, Mystic)
* Prepare for graduate school
* Publish papers and attend international conferences
* Finances (per summer):
	* $6000 stipend (taxable as income)
	* $500 travel funds to attend conference (e.g. IEEE/ACM Supercomputing/SC 2023)
	* $500 relocation allowance for travel to and from the BigDataX site (minimum of 50 miles away)
	* Housing and meal plan included on the IIT campus paid directly to IIT housing (a $2200 value, paid by the university)

Online Application:
To apply to the program, please submit your complete online application by the 
March 6th 2023 deadline at 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5ZEOKI4sCrC13g59VU9U5_LW_iv8t_YzmUpa1JkMPyKxDug/viewform <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5ZEOKI4sCrC13g59VU9U5_LW_iv8t_YzmUpa1JkMPyKxDug/viewform>
For any questions, please send email to bigdatax-group at iit.edu <mailto:bigdatax-group at iit.edu>. 

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