Below we have details about the social events offerings this year at UIST. Please see the UIST 2021 program for links to access any of the events (you will need to be logged in & registered for the conference to see the links).
After each program block we will have Social Hours on ohyay.
All times are shown in UTC in the table below.
|Oct 12||Oct 13||Oct 14|
7pm: XR Social Meetup
11am: To be in person or not to be in person?
7pm: To be in person or not to be in person?
7:30pm: UIST Haptics
6pm: Applying for Faculty Positions (Stefanie Mueller)
10am: How to Design Your Thesis Statement (Wendy Mackay)
Ask-Me-Anything sessions are a great way to provoke discussion around research-related topics, share experience about career development in academia and industry, or hear different opinions about how our field should move forward in regards to diversity and inclusiveness. Great AMA sessions raise questions, provoke discussions, and are controversial and innovative.
Topics for AMA sessions include, but are not limited to:
More information on how to organize an AMA session can be found HERE.
Oct 12, 6pm UTC
In this AMA, I will answer any questions you may have about applying for HCI faculty positions. The main focus will be on the job market in North America (US, Canada) but we can also crowdsource answers about how job applications work in other countries from the participants of the AMA. I will start the AMA with a short talk in which I will walk you through the faculty job application process step by step, including what application materials are required and how to prepare for the on-campus interview. This AMA is particularly suitable for PhD students and postdocs who will be on the job market in the next 1-2 years, but it can also be helpful for students who are still early on the PhD track to help think about how to focus your time and energy in the next years.
Oct 13, 10am UTC
If you are at the thesis-writing stage of your Ph.D., it’s very important to develop a crisp ‘thesis statement’: what do you know, as a result of conducting several years of research, and why is it important? The thesis statement includes both the research problem and your unique contribution. A great dissertation is not simply an account of the work you did, but rather an account of something new that you discovered or invented, as well as why it is important and how it will lead to fruitful future research. I will start with a short talk that describes a practical strategy for framing the different kinds of contributions you can make in HCI––empirical findings, methodology, design, technology, and theory––and how you can craft a successful thesis statement based on your particular type(s) of contributions. I will also talk briefly about how the thesis statement can help you when you apply for a job, both in crafting a research plan and describing your research. This AMA is particularly suitable for Ph.D. students who are currently writing their doctoral dissertations, but will be of interest to anyone who wants to ensure that their research papers and project proposals are well-framed.
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