Event Schedule

Thursday, March 15
1:00 pm - 6:30 pm 1:00 pm
Terrace Lounge
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 6:00 pm
Palm Terrace

Palm Terrace is located outside on the 6th floor of the main hotel building.

Friday, March 16
7:00 am - 8:00 pm 7:00 am
Art Foyer
7:30 am - 8:30 am 7:30 am
Gallery 1
8:30 am - 8:45 am 8:30 am
Gallery 2
  • Kunle Olukotun (Speakers) Cadence Design Systems Professor, Stanford University
  • Ayanna Howard (Speakers) Chair and Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Mary Lou Soffa (Speakers) Professor, University of Virginia
  • Lori Clarke (Speakers) Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
8:50 am - 9:50 am 8:50 am
Gallery 2
  • Jeanine Cook (Speakers) Principal Member Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
  • James Mickens (Speakers) Associate Professor, Harvard University

This session will address the skills that are needed for networking - a very important component of your professional life. The topics include strategies for finding a community, meeting people in the field, and promoting your research and yoursel...

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8:50 am - 9:50 am 8:50 am
Gallery 3A

This session will focus on strategies for actively identifying a viable research topic for your Ph.D. dissertation. It will discuss how to choose between several topics, and how to balance scientific curiosity with professional demands. It will ad...

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8:50 am - 9:50 am 8:50 am
Gallery 3B
  • Dilma Da Silva (Speaker) Department Head, Professor and Holder of the Ford Motor Company Design Professorship II, Texas A&M University

This session will focus on the difference in research positions and opportunities in industry and academia. It will describe the expectations and challenges in both and considerations in choosing between the two, including opportunities for moving...

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9:55 am - 10:55 am 9:55 am
Gallery 2

This session will address the main differences in career options and graduate studies between a Master's and a PhD degree and how to identify financial support for your academic studies. Topics include realistic goals and expectations for each deg...

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9:55 am - 10:55 am 9:55 am
Gallery 3A

This session will focus on building your oral communication skills. Topics include strategies for high quality oral presentations of papers, posters, and panels.

9:55 am - 10:55 am 9:55 am
Gallery 3B
  • Shaun Kane (Speakers) Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Dorian Arnold (Speakers) Associate Professor, Emory University

This session will cover preparing a thesis proposal. A strong thesis proposal demonstrates an understanding of related literature and lays out a plan for completing your thesis. This session will discuss the goals of a thesis proposal, an outline ...

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10:55 am - 11:15 am 10:55 am
Art Foyer
11:15 am - 12:15 pm 11:15 am
Gallery 2
  • Jeanine Cook (Speakers) Principal Member Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Jaime Moreno (Speakers) Senior Manager, IBM Research

This session will be a discussion of the various career opportunities for Master’s graduates and how to find a position that is best for you. Discussion will include possible career paths and the role of mentors in industry. This session wil...

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11:15 am - 12:15 pm 11:15 am
Gallery 3A
  • Lydia Tapia (Speakers) Associate Professor, University of New Mexico
  • Jeff Forbes (Speakers) Associate Professor of the Practice of Computer Science, Duke University
11:15 am - 12:15 pm 11:15 am
Gallery 3B
  • Chad Jenkins (Speakers) Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering / Robotics Institute, University of Michigan
  • Armando Solar-Lezama (Speakers) MIT

This session will focus on the different career paths in academia. Topics include the roles of research, teaching, and service, and how they differ in different academic institutions as well as depending on one’s position (e.g., tenure track...

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12:15 pm - 1:30 pm 12:15 pm
Palm Terrace

Palm Terrace is located outside on the 6th floor of the main hotel building.  Weather pending. 

Tables organized by research area.

 

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 1:30 pm
Gallery 2
  • Melanie Moses (Speakers) Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico
  • Jason Mars (Speakers) Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

Obtaining a PhD is like undertaking an apprenticeship. Thus, it is very important to have a good advisor and a good relationship with that advisor. This session will focus on the importance of carefully choosing an advisor, how to get the most out...

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1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 1:30 pm
Gallery 3A

This session will address strategies for maintaining balance and a positive perspective in your life during graduate school and throughout your career. Topics will include achieving personal satisfaction in your career and family life, balancing y...

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1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 1:30 pm
Gallery 3B

This session will focus on the different career paths for new Ph.D.’s in industry and government laboratories. Topics will include the challenges and rewards of a non-academic career, skills and experiences needed for success, opportunities ...

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2:30 pm - 3:00 pm 2:30 pm
Art Foyer
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 3:00 pm
Gallery 2
  • Daniela Marghitu (Speakers) Auburn University Faculty & Director LEAT research lab, Auburn University
  • Ayanna Howard (Speakers) Chair and Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

This session will focus on cultural barriers that make pursuing an advanced degree in computing more challenging. Topics include family and culture, tools to help decide future when there is limited family support for research, familial pressure t...

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4:00 pm - 4:15 pm 4:00 pm
Art Foyer
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm 4:15 pm
Gallery 3A
  • Dilma Da Silva (Speaker) Department Head, Professor and Holder of the Ford Motor Company Design Professorship II, Texas A&M University

When striving to generate our best work, it matters that we have the necessary level of technical knowledge. How we and others perceive our academic preparation may impact our ability to leverage our technical expertise and to expand it as a proje...

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4:15 pm - 5:00 pm 4:15 pm
Gallery 3B
  • Daniela Marghitu (Speaker) Auburn University Faculty & Director LEAT research lab, Auburn University

According to the Census Bureau's 2014 American Community Survey, 13% of the U.S. population has some disability; as shown in the National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics Women, Minorities, and Persons wit...

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4:15 pm - 5:45 pm 4:15 pm
Gallery 1
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm 6:30 pm
Salon D and Salon E
Saturday, March 17
7:30 am - 8:30 am 7:30 am
Gallery 1
8:30 am - 9:40 am 8:30 am
Gallery 2
  • Shiri Azenkot (Speakers) Assistant Professor, Cornell University
  • Daniela Marghitu (Speakers) Auburn University Faculty & Director LEAT research lab, Auburn University
  • Dorian Arnold (Speakers) Associate Professor, Emory University

This session will focus on strategies for productive interaction with colleagues (both faculty and students), including the opportunities and challenges of being an underrepresented minority and/or a person with a disability in a computing technol...

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9:40 am - 10:10 am 9:40 am
Art Foyer
10:10 am - 11:10 am 10:10 am
Gallery 2
  • Jeff Forbes (Speakers) Associate Professor of the Practice of Computer Science, Duke University
  • Charles Isbell (Speakers) Georgia Tech

This session will focus on how to identify financial support for your academic studies beyond the initial teaching/research assistantship position, including positioning yourself for research assistantships, tracking down fellowship opportunities,...

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10:10 am - 11:10 am 10:10 am
Gallery 3A
  • Chad Jenkins (Speakers) Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering / Robotics Institute, University of Michigan
  • Daniel Lustig (Speakers) Research Scientist, NVIDIA

This session will address the dos and don’ts of building a professional image. Topics will include web presence (e.g., personal pages and social media), dissemination of technical contributions, and professional ethics.

10:10 am - 11:10 am 10:10 am
Gallery 3B
  • Kunle Olukotun (Speakers) Cadence Design Systems Professor, Stanford University
  • Jason Mars (Speakers) Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

This session will discuss some of the benefits, and drawbacks of pursuing entrepreneurial opportunities. It will describe what skills are critical for such ventures and how to identify entrepreneurial opportunities.

11:20 am - 12:20 pm 11:20 am
Gallery 2

This session will focus on how to go about finding an industry or government lab internship for the summer, the advantages and disadvantages of internships, and how to get the most out of your summer experience.

11:20 am - 12:20 pm 11:20 am
Gallery 3A
  • Shaun Kane (Speakers) Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Lydia Tapia (Speakers) Associate Professor, University of New Mexico

This session will address the confidence crisis that 2nd (and 3rd) year graduate students often face: how to recover from not doing as well in a course as you expected, from not passing the PhD candidacy exams on your first try, from getting a pap...

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11:20 am - 12:20 pm 11:20 am
Gallery 3B
  • Ramon Caceres (Speakers) Software Engineer, Google
  • Dilma Da Silva (Speakers) Department Head, Professor and Holder of the Ford Motor Company Design Professorship II, Texas A&M University

This session will discuss avenues for research publication, what is required for different types of publications, and ethical concerns of publishing such as plagiarism, dual submissions, and author ordering.

12:30 pm - 12:45 pm 12:30 pm
Gallery 2
  • Kunle Olukotun (Speakers) Cadence Design Systems Professor, Stanford University
  • Ayanna Howard (Speakers) Chair and Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Mary Lou Soffa (Speakers) Professor, University of Virginia
  • Lori Clarke (Speakers) Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm 12:45 pm
Palm Terrace

Palm Terrace is located outside on the 6th floor of the main hotel building.  Weather pending. 

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 2:00 pm
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