Academia Day 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009 - 6:16pm

November 13, 1-5pm
CS Conference Room (Harold Frank Hall Rm. 1132)

The Computer Science Department at UC Santa Barbara invites you to join us
for Academia Day 2009, an afternoon of talks, panels, and lively discussion
on all things related to lives and careers in academia.

Academia Day is an annual event hosted by the Computer Science Department to
provide information and perspective to graduate students about the rewards,
challenges, and opportunities of being a faculty member at a research or
teaching institution. As with previous events, Academia Day 2009 will offer
talks by young faculty and alumni from UCSB with their own perspectives on
the academia lifestyle. In addition, panels of faculty and students will
lead discussion on relevant issues related to life in academia and the
academic job process. This year, we will also bring attention to the
increasing role of Post-Doctoral Scholars, and present perspectives on these
positions from both the faculty and student perspectives.

Highlights this year include:

- Ted Huffmire, a recent UCSB CS grad and current Assistant Professor at
Naval Postgraduate School, offering his perspectives on life on the other
side of the desk

- Ben Hardekopf, UCSB CS’s most recent hire, sharing advice on how to have a
successful job search

- Wil Robertson and Stacy Patterson, recent UCSB CS grads who now are
postdocs, talking about the postdoc experience, why you should do one, and
what you should expect to achieve

- Tim Sherwood, Xifeng Yan, Elizabeth Belding, and Phill Conrad, your
beloved faculty, talking about why they love their jobs and what academic
life is like at each stage of the pipeline

Come join us for an informative and fun afternoon, followed by the CS
Department coffee hour!