ACM SIGMOD'2006 Life After Graduation Symposium

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006, 7:00pm to 8:30pm (Dearborn Room)

The goal of this year's symposium it to give graduate students and everyone else in the community a taste of different career opportunities in the field of data management. Speakers organized in five panels will give short overviews of what life is like in their respective organizations. The symposium is highly informal. So we hope you come with any questions you have been afraid to ask, and we promise to give you an answer. Everyone is welcome!

Symposium Schedule

7:00pm-7:15pm Symposium Introduction

Organizers: Mitch Cherniack (Brandeis University) and Magdalena Balazinska (University of Washington)
7:15pm-7:30pm Panel 1: Life in a Startup

Panelist: Alon Halevy (University of Washington and Google) Panelist: Raghu Ramakrishnan (University of Wisconsin and Yahoo! Research)
7:30pm-7:45pm Panel 2: Life in a Research Lab

Panelist: Venkatesh Ganti (Microsoft Research)
Panelist: Hamid Pirahesh (IBM Almaden Research Center)
7:45pm:8:00pm Panel 3: Life as Faculty in a Medium-to-Large Department

Panelist: Amol Deshpande (University of Maryland)
Panelist: Jun Yang (Duke University)
8:00pm-8:15pm Panel 4: Life as Faculty in a Small Department

Panelist: Silvia Nittel (University of Maine)
Panelist: Peter Tucker (Whitworth College)
8:15pm-8:30pm Panel 5: Life as Faculty in a non-American Department

Panelist: Ihab Ilyas (University of Waterloo)
Panelist: Donald Kossman (ETH Zurich)