ACW 2011

February 2011
USC Davidson Continuing Education Conference Center
3415 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California 90089

Workshop Agenda

Thursday, 24 February 2011
Before 6:00 pmArrive to Radisson
6:00 – 6:30 pmTravel to Davidson Conference Center
(bus available; center is within walking distance)
6:30 – 8:00 pmWelcome Reception and Speaker
“Professionalism in the Workplace”
John Slaughter, USC
  
Friday, 25 February 2011 
7:30 – 7:45 amTravel to Davidson Conference Center
7:45 – 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 – 9:00 amOpening remarks; presentations on CDCCMD-ITCAHSIAccessComputing
09:00 – 10:30amPANEL 1 – “Launching a Successful Research Program”
 Moderator: Valerie Taylor (TAMU, PDF)
Panelists: Charles Isbell (GaTech), Illya Hicks (Rice), Nayda Santiago (UPRM, PDF), Olac Fuentes (UTEP)
10:30 – 10:45 amBreak
10:45am – 12:15 pmPANEL 2 – “Navigating Through the Promotion and Tenure Process”
 Moderator: Ann Gates (UTEP, PDF)
Panelists: Ayanna Howard (GaTech, PDF), Ron Metoyer (OSU, PDF), Fernando Naveda (RIT, PDF), Jeanine Cook (NMSU, PDF)
12:15 – 02:00 pmLunch
02:00 – 03:30 pmPANEL 3 – “Engaging in Effective Career-Building Networking”
 Moderator: Illya Hicks (Rice)
Panelists: Dilma da Silva (IBM, PDF), John Cavazos (UDEL, PDF), Russ Joseph (NWU), Richard Ladner (Washington)
3:30 – 5:00 pmBreak and Time for Networking
05:00 – 7:00 pmDinner and PANEL 4 – “Funding Agencies”
 Moderator: Timothy Pinkston (USC, PDF)
Panelists: Keith Marzullo (NSF), Sonia Sachs (DOE, PDF), William Harrod (Formerly DARPA, PDF), Robert Bonneau (AFOSR, PDF), Jim Murday (USC, PDF)
7:00 pmTravel back to Radisson
7:00pm – untilSight-seeing in downtown LA
(travel may be provided)
  
Saturday, 26 February 2011 
7:45 – 8:00 amTravel to Davidson Conference Center
8:00 – 8:45 amBreakfast
8:45 – 9:00 amAnnouncements and Updates
9:00 – 11:00 amParallel Sessions:
 PANEL 5 – “Getting Promoted from Associate to Full Professor”
Moderator: Richard Ladner (U. of Washington)
Panelists: Valerie Taylor (TAMU), Kunle Olukotun (Stanford), Brian Blake (Notre Dame, PDF)
 WORKSHOP 1 – “Affinity Research Group Model”
Ann Gates (UTEP, PDF) and Elsa Villa (NMSU)
11:00am – 12:00 pmBreak and Time for Networking
Noon – 2:00 pmLunch
2:00 – 4:00 pmParallel Sessions:
 PANEL 6 – “Getting Positioned for Opportunities in Administration”
Moderator: Valerie Taylor (TAMU, PDF)
Panelists: Brian Blake (Notre Dame), Fernando Naveda (RIT), Ann Gates (UTEP), Charles Isbell (GaTech)
 WORKSHOP 2 – “Writing Competitive Research Proposals”
Timothy Pinkston (USC, PDF) and Jim Murday (USC, PDF)
4:00 – 5:00 pmBreak and Time for Networking
5:00 – 7:00 pmDinner and PANEL 7 – “Alternative Career Choices”
 Moderator: Timothy Pinkston (USC, PDF)
Panelists: Daniel Jimenez (UTSA, PDF), Raquel Romano (Google), Amon Millner (Olin, PDF), Sandra Johnson (IBM, PDF), Jose Andre Morales (UTSA)
7:00pmTravel back to Radisson
  
Sunday, 27 February 2011 
7:45 – 8:00 amTravel to Davidson Conference Center
8:00 – 8:45 amBreakfast
8:45 – 10:15 amParallel Mock Review Panels
10:15 – 10:30 amBreak
10:30am – 12:00 pmParallel Mock Review Panels
12:00 – 1:30 pmBox Lunch and Focus Group Discussions
1:30 pmEnd of Workshop