SOSP Diversity Workshop 2009

October 10-11, 2009

Big Sky Resort
Big Sky, MT

ACM SIGOPS In Cooperation with USENIX
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SOSP Diversity 2009

The SOSP Diversity Workshop is a forum to support traditionally underrepresented students in applied systems research. Intended for minority and female students at the graduate or advanced undergraduate level, the workshop provides these students with valuable opportunities for mentorship and networking. The program includes panel discussions and individual presentations by leading researchers in academia and industry. Topics of discussion include how to craft a research agenda, how to succeed in an industrial internship, and how to have a successful job search in the midst of a difficult economic climate. The workshop will also include technical talks which deal with current challenges in advanced systems research. The overall goal of the workshop is to strengthen the pipeline of underrepresented systems students, providing them with advice and networking opportunities that they might not otherwise receive.

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Student Scholarships

Our sponsors have provided several student scholarships that cover the cost of attending SOSP and the Diversity workshop. To apply for this scholarship program, fill out the application for the general SOSP scholarship and indicate that you wish to be considered for a SOSP Worksohp Diversity grant.

Sponsorship Acknowledgment

The Diversity workshop gratefully acknowledges scholarship contributions from Microsoft, HP, Google, IBM, VMware, CRA-W, and ACM SIGOPS. We also acknowledge Microsoft's additional funding to cover the travel expenses for a female presenter.

Diversity 2009 Technical Program

Saturday, October 10
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Session 1: Effective Communication in Systems Research
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Break
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Session 2a: Hot Topics in Systems
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Session 2b: Networking and Poster Session
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Dinner

Sunday, October 11
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Session 3: Time Management for Systems People
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Session 4: After Graduation: Different Career Paths
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Session 5: Keynote Talk
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Session 6: Preparing for Success while in Grad School
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Break
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Session 7: Panel - Job Hunting in a Tight Market

Session 1: Effective Communication in Systems Research

Effective Communication in Systems Research
Michael Hines (Columbia University), James Mickens, Microsoft Reserach

Session 2a: Hot Topics in Systems

Hot Topics in Systems
Shan Lu (University of Wisconsin), Marcos Aguilera (Microsoft Research)

Session 3: Time Management for Systems People

Time Management for Systems People
Christopher Stewart (Ohio State University), Ya-Yunn Su (NEC Research Lab), Yvonne Coady (University of Victoria)

Session 4: After Graduation: Different Career Paths

After Graduation: Different Career Paths
Jeannie Albrecht (Williams College), Carla Ellis (Duke University), Catherine Zhang (IBM Research)

Session 5: Keynote Talk

Keynote Talk
Barbara Liskov (MIT)

Session 6: Preparing for Success while in Grad School

Preparing for Success while in Grad School
Dilma da Silva (IBM Research)

Session 7: Panel - Job Hunting in a Tight Market

Panel - Job Hunting in a Tight Market
Claris Castillo (IBM Research), Lamia Youseff (MIT), Michael Spear (Lehigh University)