================================================================================ Virtual BigDataX: from theory to practice in Big Data computing at eXtreme scales REU: Research Experience for Undergraduate students Program Summer 2021: May 24th 2021 -- July 30th 2021 at Illinois Institute of Technology & University of Chicago in Chicago Illinois http://datasys.cs.iit.edu/grants/BigDataX/2021/index.html ================================================================================ The BigDataX program is a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site in Chicago Illinois. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to run the BigDataX completely online for the summer 2021. The program has five mentors at two institutions, the Illinois Institute of Technology and University of Chicago, with a variety of complementing expertise from theory to programming languages distributed systems, and databases; more information on potential projects can be found http://datasys.cs.iit.edu/grants/BigDataX/2021/index.html#Projects. More information can be found at the general BigDataX site at 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. To apply to the program, see the online application (deadline March 1st, 2021) at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf4gRy8td2rtDt_GZPRmVMc7PVRuCk2yiFPVob59Lk5hgyWsw/viewform For eligibility requirements, see http://datasys.cs.iit.edu/grants/BigDataX/2021/index.html#Eligibility. For more information, send email to email@example.com. REU Mentors: * Ioan Raicu (IIT) * Kyle Hale (IIT) * Aaron J. Elmore (UChicago) * Kyle Chard (UChicago) Project Areas: * Big Data Systems * Data Management and Analytics * Operating Systems and Computer Architecture * Databases 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 24th, 2021 * Minimum GPA 3.0 * 2 recommendation forms (must be received by March 8th, 2021; recommendations will be requested directly from recommenders after your application is submitted) Important Dates: * Application deadline: March 1st, 2021 * Recommendation forms deadline: March 8th, 2021 * Notification of decision: March 23rd, 2021 * Program starts: May 24th, 2021 * Program ends: July 30th, 2021 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, Theta Supercomputer, Mystic) * Prepare for graduate school * Publish papers and attend international conferences * Finances (per summer): * $6000 stipend (taxable as income) * $1000 travel funds to attend conference (e.g. IEEE/ACM Supercomputing/SC 2021) Online Application: To apply to the program, please submit your complete online application by the March 1st 2021 deadline at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf4gRy8td2rtDt_GZPRmVMc7PVRuCk2yiFPVob59Lk5hgyWsw/viewform For any questions, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.