Time slows down and everything moves silently when you’re about to crash.

Life buzzed with 6am yoga classes, daily commutes, morning drive-through coffee, school and work, errands and after-school couriers — always a mad dash to arrive somewhere. Life was a jaw-grinding, never-ending panic attack.

The year the world stood…

Successfully tending your research ideas

Further along your research career, you will move from working exclusively on research project to managing several research projects at various stages of development.

One metaphor that is useful for managing these projects is thinking about your research as a garden. …

While technical interviews have many problems, see: https://blog.usejournal.com/hiring-is-broken-what-do-developers-say-about-technical-interviews-21821141ca71. One reoccurring theme is the feeling of anxiety and stress associated with coding under the surveillance of the interviewer.

In a recently accepted paper, “Does Stress Impact Technical Interview Performance?” by Mahnaz Behroozi, Shivani Shirolkar, Titus Barik, and Chris Parnin we found…

Years of research can be wasted by failing to write a paper introduction that convinces a reviewer to read on. Writing a great introduction could take weeks, even after years of practice. But that’s not the goal of this post. We will strive for a more simple goal:

Lessen the…

I make sure I allocate time every week to work deliberately on an important goal. I have used for the following work schedule for the past one year. Productivity methods are drawn from ideas such as Deep Work and Getting Things Done. …

Chris Parnin

Assistant Professor in Computer Science

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