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  1. Academic Career Abdalla Gamal Abdalla Teaching Assistant Scientific Computing Department Ain Shams University

  2. Guess Who Albert Einstein

  3. Guess Who Albert Einstein

  4. Guess Who Isaac Newton

  5. Guess Who Ahmed Zewail

  6. Guess Who • John Von Neumann

  7. Guess Who Bjarne Stroustrup

  8. Guess Who Linus Torvalds

  9. Guess Who Alan Turing

  10. Academic Career Importance • Nation Development • Why do you think we are a “Developing” Country • Top 500 Universities ? We have 1 !!!!! • Human Development • When is will the time to live on the moon come? • Power • Could they really use satellites to see the color of my.. eyes? • Market • The #1 interview question : where did you graduate from?

  11. The Wrong Reasons • The Image • So you and Zewail where high school friends? • Academic Image VS Other Career Image • Academic Titles • Mr. Professor Dr. Eng. General. • Multi Master/PhD • Zewail • Einstein • Teaching • Really!!!!!

  12. The Right Reasons • Research • New Ideas • Investigation • Formal Methods • Internet makes research easier • Love your research • What is successful research

  13. What’s in it for me? • Does research bring good money? • Does teaching bring a lot of money? • Do people get better jobs after they get their PhD? • Can I build a business based on my research? • Does every girl meet her prince charming and they live happily ever after ? Maybe and Maybe Not

  14. Example

  15. Research & Development International

  16. Cairo Microsoft Innovation Center • Research Center • Hiring • CMIC Academic Grants Program

  17. I Don’t Think I Can • Studying and Reading any more • That’s not everything • Teach • You are doing it • Know a lot of technologies • Would you really need them? • What if they are technology specific?

  18. I Don’t Think I Can • Be a genius • You don’t need to be • How do you know you are not a genius? • Code quicksort=: (($:@(<#[) , (=#[) , $:@(>#[)) ({~ ?@#)) ^: (1<#)

  19. Academia Is About • Passion • Studying • Creativity • Patience • Teaching

  20. Market VS Academia • Your Choice • Where do you see your self in 5, 10 , 20 years? • Bad Academia VS Good Market • Bad Market VS Good Academia

  21. Conclusion • No Academics = No Progress = No Sunlight • Academia is about research. • You will do studying and teaching, but that is not all. • Research always will lead you to success. • Sometimes, research can lead to a lot money and fame.

  22. Thank You Questions!!