ACM India Education Webinar — Building a Successful and Satisfactory Academic Career”

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Register now for Building a Successful and Satisfactory Academic Career”

Date: Saturday 7 November 2020 at 11 am IST

Speaker: Pankaj Jalote, Distinguished Professor at IIIT Delhi.

Pankaj Jalote, Distinguished Professor at IIIT Delhi

The next session of the ACM India Education Webinar Series is on another intriguing topic, to which every budding faculty member would like to aspire.

Registrations are limited, so please register early and secure your spot. Although this is a teacher-oriented initiative, educators, academicians and industry professionals are welcome to attend the webinar. Feel free to forward this communication to those who would be interested.

Note : You can also stream this webinar on your mobile device, including smartphone and tablet.

Abstract: An academic career is one of the most demanding, but one which can also be deeply satisfying. While earning money is clearly important, at the heart of it, an academic career is about making an impact — through new knowledge creation, through teaching young minds, and through service to the profession. A reasonable success” in these goals of an academic can also help the academic in achieving a sense of satisfaction. In this talk, we discuss the key dimensions of research, education, and service of an academic career, and what one can do, and guard against, to achieve a degree of success and satisfaction. The talk is general and not about any particular discipline.

Duration : 60 minutes (including audience Q&A)

Pankaj Jalote is a Distinguished Professor at IIIT Delhi, of which he is also the founding Director. He believes that colleges and universities should impart rigorous education, and established such programs in IIIT-Delhi, leading it to having one of the best placement records in the country. Earlier he was Chair Professor at IIT Delhi, Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Kanpur, and an Assistant Professor at University of Maryland at College Park. On leave from academia, he was Vice President at Infosys Technologies Ltd. for 2 years, and a Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Corporation, Redmond for a year.

He has a BTech from IIT Kanpur, MS from Pennsylvania State University, and PhD from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of five books, including the highly-acclaimed CMM in Practice, which has been translated to Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other languages; and the best-selling textbook An Integrated Approach to Software Engineering. He recently authored Building Research Universities in India (to be published by SAGE, November 2020). He writes a blog on higher education in India and has written many opinion articles in leading newspapers. He is a Fellow of IEEE and INAE.

Chitra Babu, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, Tamilnadu

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