The institute will fund one graduate student from each of the three participating departments each semester. Theses students will become “TRIPODS graduate fellows.”
If you are a TRIPODS faculty member who is interested in this opportunity for a student, please get in touch with the corresponding contact for each department:
- Mathematics, Statistics, and Coputer Science: Will Perkins or Lev Reyzin
- Computer Science: Tasos Sidiropoulos or Elena Zheleva
- Electrical and Computer Engineering: Natasha Devroye
The advisor of a funded student does not have to be a co-PI or senior personnel of the grant, but would then become an affiliated faculty member of the institute. Funded students need to be working on the foundations of data science and, while funded, have weekly meetings with a “secondary advisor” who is a faculty member from a different research area or department than his or her own.
All faculty and students across MSCS, CS, and ECE are eligibly to apply for travel funding from the institute. The general guidelines are that students can use the funding for conference travel to present papers on topics related to the “foundations of data science”. Faculty can only use this funding for TRIPODS center related activities, e.g. visiting another TRIPODS institute, visiting NSF for HDR meetings (limited to coPIs), and representing UIC at the Midwest Big Data Hub. Please email one of the institute organizers with requests for funding. A funded faculty member does not have to be a co-PI or senior personnel of the grant, but would then become an affiliated faculty member of the institute.
If you are interested in hosting a long-term visitor (staying at least two weeks at UIC), please email the institute director with details about your proposed visitor. The visitor should be working on foundational data science topics and be willing to give a talk and meet with students. If your visitor is funded, the institute will cover his or her travel and housing. A faculty member who hosts a funded visitor does not have to be a co-PI or senior personnel of the grant, but would then become an affiliated faculty member of the institute.