ACM SIGMOD/PODS 2005 Conference

Baltimore, Maryland

June 13-16,2005 

SIGMOD New Faculty Symposium

New Faculty Symposium

Tuesday, June 14th, 2005, 19:00pm to 22:00pm (Camden Room)

This workshop is for both graduate students as well as junior faculty. Our goal is to provide you with insights and personal perspectives from colleagues in the database field on career paths and right and wrong steps to take on these paths. The workshop is highly informal. So we hope you come with any questions you have been afraid to ask, and we promise to give you an answer. Everyone is welcome!

Tentative Workshop Schedule Below.

7:00pm-7:15pm  The Welcome. INTRODUCTION TO WORKSHOP.
Co-Chairs: Mitch Cherniack and Elke Rundensteiner
7:15pm-7:45pm PRESENTATION: "Getting a Job and Surviving the Interview Process"
Speaker: Zach Ives (Penn).
Speaker: Ugur Cetintemel (Brown).
7:45pm-8:15pm PANEL: "Choosing Between Industry vs Academia"
Panelist: Mike Carey (University-to-BEA).
Panelist: Alon Halevy (Industry-to-Univ.Washington).
8:15pm-8:30pm BREAK: Soft drinks and munchies.
8:30pm-9:10pm PANEL: "Strategies for Career and Getting Tenure"
Panelist: Mike Stonebraker (MIT)
Panelist: David DeWitt (Wisconsin)
Panelist: David Maier (Portland Univ.)
9:10pm-9:50pm PANEL: "Balancing Life and Work Before Tenure"
Panelist: Sam Madden (MIT)
Panelist: Natassa Ailamaki (CMU)
Panelist: Kevin Chang (Illinois)
9:50pm - 10:00pm WRAPUP.
Co-Chairs: Mitch Cherniack and Elke A. Rundensteiner