SWE Webinar – Networking: Building Your Research Village

Welcome back from the holidays!  To start off the new year we have a webinar scheduled next week to help you network from a graduate student point of view.

Webinar Date: 4PM ET on Wednesday January 15th

As a researcher you are part of a community of scientists who learn from each other — experimenting, reading, evaluating, publishing and funding science. To participate in your research community, you need to form relationships with senior leaders, your peers, and junior researchers. These professional relationships will give you opportunities to learn from others, promote your research, improve your research, and improve your community. Consequently, networking is a critical social skill for research. It is not using people, nor a substitute for high quality research. This talk discusses the dynamics of social relationships in science with tips on: (i) how even the shyest researcher can practice to meet people at your home institution and professional meetings; (ii) how to sustain your relationships, and (iii) how to make them rewarding and fun.

Speaker Bio:

Kathryn S. McKinley is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft and formerly an Endowed Professor of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin. She and her collaborators have produced widely usedtools: the DaCapo Java Benchmarks, TRIPS Compiler, Hoard memory manager, MMTk garbage collector toolkit, and Immix garbage collector. Her awards include: NSF Career, ASPLOS 2009 Best Paper,2012 IEEE Top Picks, CACM Research Highlights (2006, 2012), Most Influential OOPSLA Paper from 2002 (awarded 2012), the 2011 ACM SIGPLAN Distinguished Service Award, and the 2012 ACM SIGPLAN Programming Languages Software Award. She has graduated 17 PhD students. She and her husband Scotty Strahan have three sons. She is an IEEE Fellow and ACM Fellow.

Registration Linkhttps://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/537681170


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