2014 Workshop

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Between 2009 and 2011, 127 PhD graduates in Computer Science and related fields were awarded Computing Innovation Fellowships, a short-term Postdoctoral Fellowship to help keep recent graduates in the field during the economic downturn. The program has ended and the former CIFellows are now in the early years of their formal careers.  This workshop is an opportunity for the former CIFellows to learn from each other and dignitaries from the field as they continue on their career path. 

Organizing Committee


Miriah Meyer, Co-Chair
Assistant Professor, University of Utah
2009 CI Fellow

Robert Schnabel, Co-Chair
Dean, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University

Sitaram Asur
HP Labs
2009 CIFellow

Mary Czerwinski
Microsoft Research

Ann Drobnis
Director, CCC 




 *If slides were used they are avaliable by clicking on a person's name. Videos of the keynotes are also available by selecting the speaker's name below.

Thursday, May 22, 2014


7:30-8:00 AM Registration


8:00-8:45 AM Breakfast


8:45-9:00 AM Welcome from Co-Chairs
Miriah Meyer, University of Utah
Bobby Schnabel, Indiana University


9:00-10:00 AM Research Keynote
Peter Lee, Microsoft


10:00-11:00 AM Starting up a Research Group
Mary Czerwinski, Microsoft Research
Yolanda Gil, University of Southern California
Greg Hager, Johns Hopkins University


11:00-11:30 AM Break


11:30-12:30 PM Parallel Sessions:

Writing a Compelling Proposal
Susanne Hambrusch, Purdue University
Ed Lazowska, University of Washington


Moving Research into Products
Mira Dontcheva, Adobe
Neel Sundaresan, eBay Inc.


12:30-1:30 PM Lunch


1:30-2:30 PM Impact Keynote
Megan Smith, Google[X]


2:30-3:30PM Sharing your Research with a Broader Audience
Aaron Dubrow, National Science Foundation


3:30-4:00 PM Break


4:00-5:00 PM Becoming an Effective Mentor
Dilma Da Silva, Qualcomm Research
Brian Scassellati, Yale University


5:00-6:00 PM Discussions with Senior Computer Scientists


6:00-6:45 PM Reception


6:45-8:00 PM Dinner


8:00-9:00 PM Meet-Ups


Friday May 23, 2014


8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast


9:00-10:00 AM The Imperative of Research in the Innovation Ecosystem
Farnam Jahanian, National Science Foundation


10:00-11:00 AM Making Time for the Important Things
Jim Kurose, University of Massachusetts
Radhika Nagpal, Harvard University


11:00-11:30 AM Break


11:30-12:30 PM Navigating People and Politics in the Workplace
Anita Jones, University of Virginia
Brent Hailpern, IBM-Almaden
Ross Whitaker, University of Utah


12:30-1:30 PM Closing Remarks and Lunch


2:00-4:00 PM Invitation Only: Postdoc Best Practices Meeting