New Faculty Symposium (NFS 2013)

May 21st, 2013
08:30 - 17:30
Seacliff A

Becoming a new assistant professor at a university or a researcher at a research lab is a challenge accepted with enthusiasm, energy, and trepidation. This first position is a signal of accomplishment and the culmination of years of dedicated effort, but it also marks the start of another round of hard work characterized by challenges that are new and often unfamiliar: how to establish an independent research program; learning how to be a mentor and be mentored; balancing career and personal life; collaborating with colleagues inside and outside your institution; and, for those heading into academic careers, learning how to teach.

The New Faculty Symposium (NFS) focuses on helping new software engineering faculty members and researchers feel more comfortable and confident in dealing with these many challenges. NFS features advice and guidance from leading software engineering faculty and researchers based upon their personal experiences and insights into the contemporary community. Ample time for informal and small group interactions allows the attendees to dig deeper into pertinent questions and concerns.

NFS is intended primarily for those who expect to hold a position soon or have recently started their careers.

Speaker list:

Developing and sustaining a research agenda
    Carlo Ghezzi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

Funding your research program
    Jim Herbsleb (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

Managing your teaching and other curricular activities
    Laurie Williams (North Carolina State University, USA)

Recruiting and mentoring graduate students
    Gail Murphy (University of British Columbia, Canada)

Being a successful member of your department and research community
    Jane-Cleland Huang (DePaul University, USA)

What I might have done differently (advice from junior researchers)
    James Jones (University of California-Irvine, USA)
    Andrew Ko (University of Washington, USA)
    Emerson Murphy-Hill (North Carolina State University, USA)
    Anita Sarma (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)

NFS will be held on Tuesday May 21, 2013. It is an open event, although space is limited to the first 40 registrants. Registration will open Friday March 1, 2013.

Co-chairs: Joanne Atlee and André van der Hoek