Mentoring Round Tables at ISIT

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The IEEE Information Theory Society Outreach Subcommittee Presents a New ISIT Event:

 

Round Table Mentoring, or All the Mentoring You Need in 60 Minutes

 

Monday, July 11, 2016

19:00 - 20:00

Starting in room 40.S02

Need help with your job search? Time management? Teaching?  Funding? Work-life balance? Join the Outreach Subcommittee and other ISIT attendees for hors d'oeuvres and lively discussion of these and other pressing career issues. There will be nine round table discussions, each centered around a different topic, and each led by mentors with expertise to share. Stay at one of the following tables for a deep dive or move from table to table to discuss different facets of your career:

I. INDUSTRY OR ACADEMIA?

     led by Emina Soljanin (Rutgers) and Chao Tian (U. Tennessee)

II. EFFECTIVE TEACHING TECHNIQUES

     led by Emre Telatar (EPFL) and Sergio Verdú (Princeton)

III. FUNDING YOUR RESEARCH

     led by Rick Brown (US NSF) and Núria Sebastián Gallés (ERC)

IV. ACHIEVING WORK-LIFE BALANCE

     led by Negar Kiyavash (UIUC) and Anand Sarwate (Rutgers)

V. TIME MANAGEMENT

     led by Helmut Bölcskei (ETH) and Frank Kschischang (U. Toronto)

VI. BRANCHING INTO ALLIED FIELDS

     led by Alex Dimakis (UT Austin) and Olgica Milenkovic (UIUC)

VII. NAVIGATING THE ACADEMIC JOB MARKET

     led by Giuseppe Durisi (Chalmers) and Yury Polyanksiy (MIT)

VIII. NAVIGATING THE TENURE TRACK

     led by Natasha Devroye (UIUC) and Ashish Khisti (U. Toronto)

IX. THE POSTDOC EXPERIENCE

     led by Yücel Altuğ (Princeton) and Aly El Gamal (Purdue)

 

Sponsored by the IEEE Information Theory Society Outreach Subcommittee:

Joerg Kliewer, co-chair <jkliewer@njit.edu>

Aaron Wagner, co-chair <wagner@cornell.edu>

Tara Javidi <tjavidi@ucsd.edu>

Bobak Nazer <bobak@bu.edu>

Michèle Wigger <michele.wigger@telecom-paristech.fr>

Vincent Y. F. Tan <vtan@nus.edu.sg>