Vidya Setlur Principal Research Scientist at Nokia since 2005. Graduated from Northwestern University with a Ph.D. in computer graphics. Research interests – visual interfaces, semantic graphics and visualization Hobbies – classical Indian dance, cooking, gardening and interior design Happily married with two young boys Choose your priorities • At any given moment, you may not find the optimal balance and that’s ok. • Create a to-do list with roughly equal number of professional and personal goals • Reward yourself for goals met • Exercise and de-stress • Try to make the best of the situation • Watch Randy Pausch’s Time Management Lecture on YouTube Daphne Koller – work • Grew up in Israel • BSc and MSc at Hebrew University, PhD at Stanford, Postdoc at Berkeley • Assistant, Associate, Full Professor at Stanford University • Research in machine learning, vision, probabilistic models, bioinformatics Daphne Koller – Life • Husband of 20 years: engineer, entrepeneur, VC • Daughters, 6 & 8 Daphne’s tips from the trenches • Choose a supportive partner • Spend time with your kids: you won’t have many years to do that • Take time for things that are important to you (vacations, exercise, reading) • Delegate, at work and at home: It’s OK to get (and pay for) help! • Fight perfectionism • Reduce wasted time • David Allen’s “Getting things done” • Just say no Fatma Mili – who am I? • 25 years in Academia, most of it OU (Michigan), Professor, Associate Dean, Chair • Formal Methods in Computing, Distributed Computing, Gaming in Education • Broadening participation in computing an important component of everything I do • Husband of 26 years, 20-year old daughter and 17-year old son. • Grew up in Tunisia; studied in Tunisia and France Fatma’s tips from the trenches • Do what you enjoy; enjoy what you do. • No matter how busy, reserve some time to take care of yourself and enjoy some selfish activity. • Nurture and diversify your relationships at work. • You often have much more impact on others than you think. Susanne Hambrusch • • • • Grew up in Vienna, Austria Dipl. Ing. from Technical University of Vienna Ph.D. from Penn State (all degrees in CS) Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor at Purdue University • Research in algorithms, parallel and distributed computing, query processing, computer science education • Department Head 2002-2007 • currently on leave at NSF (CCF’s Division Director) Susanne … • Married to a computer scientist (professor in the same department) • Two children (now 18 and 23) Choose what to spend your time on • Build your career and enjoy what you are doing • Learn to say no (“Let me think if I have time to this”) and to accept what matters to you – Departmental committee, NSF panel, referee request, student emergency, helping out • • • • Don’t be afraid to negotiate Have your priority list and revise it Document what you do Let some things slide Have a life • Enjoy your family • Have a backup system – sick kids, snow days, elder care, etc – unexpected work load • Hire people to do tasks you don’t enjoy – Housework, yard work • Make time for friends, time for yourself • Take care of your health • Ask for help Robin Jeffries – who am I? • HCI researcher/practitioner • Academic research (CMU), industry research (HP), practice (Sun, Google) • Grew up on a farm in Iowa • PhD, married to a PhD in physics (for 40+ years) • Two grown sons What child rearing looks like from the other side Robin’s tips from the trenches • Take charge of your career – no one else will. • 2-body problems (whose job do we pursue?) will work out in ways you don’t expect. • What seems like a big problem today may resolve itself – wait before acting. • Make some family things sacred (for us it was dinner together). • Children are “only” 20ish years of your life. Your partner and your work are part of you longer.