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2009 Graduate Student Open House March 6, 2009 UCLA EE Workshop: Life in the Ivory Tower 29 May 2009 Academic Life Before and After PhD Prof. Dejan Markovi ć l t i l E i i D t t Electrical Engineering Department dejan@ee.ucla.edu
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Industry vs. Academia? ± Industry: a few options Startup Pros: gratification in tech development, potentially large $$$ Cons: potentially very small professional network, long hours Large company Pros: not as much work as startup Cons: little freedom for your own ideas Research lab Pros: you can still do research Cons: potentially non existent, limited growth potential ± Academia: single option (if you are going for research) Pros: develop ideas with bright young people, very large professional network (constant flow of ideas) ons: ng hours lots of travel lots of bureaucracy Cons: long hours, lots of travel, lots of bureaucracy 2
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If You Decide for Academia, Plan Ahead ± Industry Few weeks in advance should be sufficient nless starting up yourself) (unless starting up yourself) ± Academia Plan at least a year in advance Make sure you have enough publications (at right places) Maybe give a seminar at few schools of interest Talk to people (your advisor can help you) about positions Watch for job announcements (sometime in Fall) Prepare and submit your application (sometime in Dec / Jan) 3
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Preparation: Make a List of Schools ± How many places to apply to? Too many not good (you will be exhausted) oo few not good (you may not get a job) Too few not good (you may not get a job) About 4 8 is a good ballpark (pick carefully) ± Several types of places to consider Favorites: definitely go if offered a job aybes: consider going if offered a job Maybes: consider going if offered a job Networking: practice your talk and meet people ± Know everything about places you plan to apply to 4
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Some Results of My Research: Research Publications in ICs (2000 2005) Digital (Analog) Rank ISSCC VLSI CICC ESSCIRC JSSC Stanford 2 18 (13) 14 (5) 4 (6) 3 (1) 13 (21) MIT 1 7 (5) 4 (3) 4 (3) 3 (0) 11 (13) Berkeley 3 8 (8) 1 (2) 2 (11) 3 (4) 9 (9) l t h (5) (2) (10) (9) Caltech 6 0 (5) 0 (2) 0 (10) 0 (2) 0 (9) Michigan 5 0 (2) 0 (1) 3 (2) 1 (0) 2 (2) UIUC 4 1 (1) 5 (0) 4 (0) 1 (1) 4 (7) UCLA 13 7 (20) 5 (9) 11 (17) 3 (0) 13 (37) UCSD 16 2 (9) 0 (0) 3 (9) 1 (0) 4 (6) Columbia 26 2 (3) 2 (1) 1 (2) 1 (0) 2 (6) Harvard 30+ 3 (1) 1 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0) 0 (2) Cornell 82 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0) 0 (2) USC 14 0 (2) 0 (0) 4 (0) 2 (0) 0 (0) 5
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Some More Results of My Research: Full time Faculty (EE & CS, UCLA: EE only) Faculty Total Own (%) Stanford Berkeley MIT Big 3 Stanford 61 20 (33%) (20) 13 7 66% MIT 102 43 (42%) 17 15 (43) 74% Berkeley 82 17 (21%) 10 (17) 14 50% altech 7 (12%) 5% Caltech 17 2 (12%) 4 6 1 65% Michigan 117 13 (11%) 9 10 11 26% UIUC 97 5 (5%) 4 11 13 29%
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