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The Infinite Academic Game

Gustavo Pinto
October 05, 2022
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The Infinite Academic Game

Talk in the 2o LATAM School in SE

Gustavo Pinto

October 05, 2022
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  1. @zupinnovation zup.com.br <> Finite vs Infinite games • There are

    two kinds of games ◦ finite: for the purpose of winning ◦ infinite: for the purpose of continuing to play How can we stay in the game?
  2. @zupinnovation zup.com.br <> • Fighting for the truth • Discovering

    the unknown • Helping people to make decisions • Impacting people through education @zupinnovation The academic game
  3. @zupinnovation zup.com.br <> • Low pay • Long hours of

    work • Fierce competition (~20% of papers accepted) • Everyone else is doing better than you @zupinnovation The academic game, but also
  4. @zupinnovation zup.com.br <> Academic metrics are extrinsic motivators; • Awards

    • # of papers • # of citations • # of pipipipopo The finite academic game is about: But extrinsic motivation don’t last.
  5. @zupinnovation zup.com.br <> 1. Collaborate 2. Stay healthy 3. Take

    breaks 4. Have fun How to play the infinite game?
  6. @zupinnovation zup.com.br <> • Indirectly look for new collaborators •

    Proactively look for new collaborators • Create a trustable network • Be Googlable @zupinnovation Collaborate
  7. @zupinnovation zup.com.br <> • Did you like a paper? Congratulate

    the authors • Gonna travel? Visit a research group • Go to meetings, ask questions, give talks @zupinnovation Collaborate: indirectly
  8. @zupinnovation zup.com.br <> • Did you like a paper? Congratulate

    the authors • Gonna travel? Visit a research group • Go to meetings, ask questions, give talks @zupinnovation Collaborate: indirectly When attending a conference, it is your job to ask questions Leopoldo Teixeira (UFPE)
  9. @zupinnovation zup.com.br <> • Offer help • Ask for help

    • Go to conferences @zupinnovation Collaborate: proactively https://gustavopinto.medium.com/how-to-sen d-a-student-to-attend-icse-with-zero-budget-3 8f8796cebd2
  10. @zupinnovation zup.com.br <> • When was your last vacation? •

    Spent some time elsewhere • Say hi to industry (we are hiring) @zupinnovation Take breaks
  11. @zupinnovation zup.com.br <> @zupinnovation Take breaks: say hi to industry

    • Writing skills • Analytical skills • Tech skills ◦ Coding ◦ Static analysis ◦ Testing ◦ ML (Ops) https://gustavopinto.medium.com/rigour-vs-value-i n-industrial-research-8eb526a00537
  12. @zupinnovation zup.com.br <> Stay Healthy: Mentally • Learn how to

    deal with rejections • Observe when things are not OK • Find support https://gustavopinto.medium.com/how-to-deal -with-rejections-8e0cd3d3a859
  13. @zupinnovation zup.com.br <> • Learn how to deal with rejections

    • Observe when things are not OK • Find support Stay Healthy: Mentally Burnout can make things we once loved about our work and life seem insignificant and dull. [...] Symptoms of burnout include feeling exhausted, cynical, or ineffective, little or no sense of accomplishment in your work.
  14. @zupinnovation zup.com.br <> • Learn how to deal with rejections

    • Observe when things are not OK • Find support Stay Healthy: Mentally ICPC 2021 You know, I think I’m not enjoying this work anymore
  15. @zupinnovation zup.com.br <> • Eat well • Sleep well •

    Practice sports Stay Healthy: Physically