New Researcher Symposium

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Every year, the SIGMOD Conference includes an exciting symposium addressing various aspects of starting a career in the data management community. These symposia are geared towards graduate students and junior researchers, but they attract a very broad audience because they are both informative and entertaining.

The topic of this year's planel is How to fail. The panel will discuss various aspects of overcoming and learning from failure. The issues discussed in the presentation may include, but are not limited to:

Each panelist will give a 10-minute presentation, based on their personal experiences and perspectives gained over the years. After the presentations, an informal discussion will ensue with questions from the audience.

Symposium Schedule

13:20 - 13:25 Welcome and introduction

Alexandra Meliou (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Julia Stoyanovich (Drexel University)

13:25 - 14:25
Panelist presentations: How to fail

Susan B. Davidson (University of Pennsylvania) slides
Laura Haas (IBM) slides
Benny Kimelfeld (Technion and LogicBox) slides
Tim Kraska (Brown University)
Wang-Chiew Tan (University of California Santa Cruz) slides
Gerhard Weikum (Max Planck Institute for Informatics) slides

14:25 - 14:50
Questions from the audience and discussion

Previous Symposia

Links to previous symposia: 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010