14 August 2013

Leuven!

Good news, boys and girls, next month I will be heading to Leuven!

Yes, I am attending another conference, this time, it will be held in Leuven, Belgium. A couple of months earlier, I submitted an abstract to a conference. I am listed as a first author. And a couple of weeks later, I received an email from the conference organizers that my abstract was accepted as an oral presentation in this conference. How awesome is that?

That means I will be giving a talk. And I am excited because this is the first time I am giving a talk about a topic that I have started working on after graduate school. In other words, this is new stuff. This is stuff I personally supervised, not stuff that I have worked on while being guided by a dissertation adviser. This is the real thing now, baby!

Because of that, I am a little excited and apprehensive at the same time. I mean, this is my own stuff now, and so all criticism will be mine, and so there's no adviser to fall back to anymore. But I guess that's also a good thing. Anyway, this means that I have to start preparing a set of slides for this talk.

Perhaps given my propensity for traveling, the only thing I am regretting is the fact that I have already been to Belgium, and therefore I am not adding a new country in my country count. Oh well, sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't.

4 comments:

  1. Your academic career seems to be going very well! Congrats :-) Plus the traveling... exciting!

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    1. Zhu,

      It is exciting indeed; I guess I am just gonna continue doing this for as long as I can, until they tell me that my work is not interesting anymore.

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  2. WOW! You're the man!
    Bits and pieces of your academic path I've followed here and now you're on your own giving a damn talk. No wonder you got busy Dr. Dery. Keep them amazed ok?

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    1. Dennis,

      Thanks for the compliment! I will try to keep them mesmerized as much as I can. Or else, I better be prepared with tomatoes. :-)

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