A research career can be—and should be—intensely consuming. Can we successfully balance it against other life goals and responsibilities? How do we “have a life” while also doing research? This talk offers reflections on the challenge, heuristics that might help, and stories from the trenches.
Andrew Myers is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. His research interests include programming languages, computer security, and distributed and persistent programming systems. Myers is an ACM Fellow. He has received awards for papers appearing in POPL’99, SOSP’01, SOSP’07, CIDR’13, PLDI’13, and PLDI’15. Myers is currently the Editor-in-Chief for ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems (TOPLAS). He has also served as program chair or co-chair for a few conferences: ACM POPL 2018, ACM CCS 2016, POST 2014, IEEE CSF 2010, and IEEE S&P 2009.