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  • A Deluge of Data Shapes a New Era in Computing
    Jim Gray sketched out an argument that computing was fundamentally transforming the practice of science. Dr. Gray called the shift a “fourth paradigm.”


  • Writing and Presenting your Thesis or Dissertation
    This non-commercial "practical guide" has been created to assist in the crafting, implementing and defending of a graduate school thesis or dissertation.

  • Landing an Academic Job: the Process and the Pitfalls
    Great advice on the application and interview process in academia from Jon Dantzig, the chair of the faculty recruiting committee at UIUC's Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department.

  • How to Have a Bad Career In Research/Academia
    A tongue-in-cheek presentation of how to have a bad career in research and alternatives to a bad career by David Patterson.

  • Estimated Impact of Publication Venues in Computer Science
    Impact of the CS conferences is estimated using the average citation rate.

  • Conference Acceptance Ratio Statistics
    An attempt to gather year-over-year statistics for some of the major CS conferences.