Events for students
June 16, 2004
|12:45 - 13:30||Quick lunch at CEPSR, room 414|
|13:30 - 14:30||Bus ride from Columbia to IBM Hawthorne|
|14:30 - 15:30||Floor demo at the Industry Solution Lab|
|15:30 - 16:00||Introduction of IBM Research by Dr. Alfred Spector
(VP, Services and Software)|
|16:00 - 16:30||Tour around the IBM Hawthorne Lab|
|16:30 - 18:00||Bus ride from IBM Hawthorne to Columbia|
Due to a limited number of possible attendees, this event is by
invitation only. Students who are interested in joining the event should
contact Li Zhang at firstname.lastname@example.org
Travel Support for Students
The goal of the travel grant program is to encourage participation
in the SIGMETRICS/PERFORMANCE conference by students that would normally find
it difficult to attend. Applications are accepted from students at degree
granting institutions throughout the world.
The committee thanks IBM Research, Performance Modeling and Analysis at IBM Research, and Computer Performance
Foundation (of the IFIP Working Group 7.3) for funding this program for all
Who Should Apply
All Ph.D. students are encouraged to apply. Selection criteria will include
evidence of a serious interest in measurement and modeling of computer systems,
as demonstrated by publications, coursework and project experience. SIGMETRICS/PERFORMANCE
encourages participation of women and under-represented minorities.
What is Covered
The amount of support provided to each student
is intended to cover the student's conference, workshops, and tutorials registration
fees (early registration only), travel (economy airfare, public transportation
such as bus and train fares only), and lodging for three (if the student does
not register for workshops or tutorials) or four (if the student registers
for workshops and tutorials) nights. The breakdown of cost will differ based
on the student's location.
The maximum grant amount is $800
for domestic and
How to Apply
An application for a travel grant will
- A letter from the student,
- A recommendation letter from
the student's advisor.
The letter from the student should:
- indicate why the student believes he or she would benefit from attending the SIGMETRICS/PERFORMANCE
- contain a brief summary of research interests and accomplishments
- describe areas reflected in the SIGMETRICS/PERFORMANCE 2004 program
that would impact the student's research,
- have the student's vita attached.
In addition, the student's advisor should send a letter of recommendation
to the committee:
- confirming that the student is a full-time student and
a Ph.D. candidate in good standing,
- indicating why the advisor believes
the student would benefit from attending the conference,
- giving the advisor's opinion about the strengths and potential contributions
of the student.
Please send application and recommendation letters by e-mail to: Li Zhang
American institutions or to: Philippe Nain (email@example.com)
for all others in ASCII, PostScript or PDF
Please use the same e-mail addresses also for questions
regarding the student travel grant program.
Please contact the finance chair Sambit Sahu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
regarding the reimbursement procedure.
A deadline of April 15
, 2004 has been set for the
receipt of applications and recommendation letters. The targeted notification
date is May 1, 2004. The early notification will assist in finding cheaper airline
IBM Research is hosting a student visit to IBM T.J.
Watson Research Center. The details of the event will be coming soon.
Cheap on-campus rooms are also available. For more information visit
Columbia University's Summer Conference Housing Program
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. Applicants should select ACM Sigmetrics
pull down menu of Name of Conference
(the fourth item of the menu).