Round Table Mentoring


Round Table Mentoring, or

All the Mentoring You Need in 60 Minutes

Monday, 19:00-20:00
Rooms 40.002-40.010

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.

Please note the new location for the ISIT event tonight (Monday, July 11, 2016, 19.00-20.00). Each of the round tables below will be held in a different classroom (the same ones as for the sessions). There will be a reception on the first floor of Roger de Lluria Building (in front of the rooms 40.002-40.010).

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?

Room 40.010, led by Emina Soljanin (Rutgers) and Chao Tian (U. Tennessee)

II. EFFECTIVE TEACHING TECHNIQUES

Room 40.144, led by Emre Telatar (EPFL) and Sergio Verdú (Princeton)

III. FUNDING YOUR RESEARCH

Room 40.146, led by Rick Brown (US NSF) and Núria Sebastián Gallés (ERC)

IV. ACHIEVING WORK-LIFE BALANCE

Room 40.008, led by Negar Kiyavash (UIUC) and Anand Sarwate (Rutgers)

V. TIME MANAGEMENT

Room 40.148, led by Helmut Bölcskei (ETH) and Frank Kschischang (U. Toronto)

VI. BRANCHING INTO ALLIED FIELDS

Room 40.150, led by Alex Dimakis (UT Austin) and Olgica Milenkovic (UIUC)

VII. NAVIGATING THE ACADEMIC JOB MARKET

Room 40.006, led by Giuseppe Durisi (Chalmers) and Yury Polyanksiy (MIT)

VIII. NAVIGATING THE TENURE TRACK

Room 40.004, led by Natasha Devroye (UIUC) and Ashish Khisti (U. Toronto)

IX. THE POSTDOC EXPERIENCE

Room 40.002, led by Yücel Altuğ (Princeton) and Aly El Gamal (Purdue)

Sponsored by the IEEE Information Theory Society Outreach Subcommittee:

  • Joerg Kliewer, co-chair
  • Aaron Wagner, co-chair
  • Tara Javidi
  • Bobak Nazer
  • Michèle Wigger
  • Vincent Y. F. Tan

 

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