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December 24, 2011

2011: a year in review

This is probably it for the year, so here's a look back at 2011, by the numbers.

Papers published (or accepted): 0
Other publications: 1 tech report
Papers currently under review: 3 (including my first with a CU student)
Manuscripts near completion: 5
New citations to past papers: 1250
Projects in-the-works: too many to count
Half-baked projects unlikely to be completed: already forgotten
Papers read: >579

Research talks given: 13
Invited talks: 8
Visitors hosted: 3
Conferences, workshops organized: 0
Conferences, workshops, summer schools attended: 7
Number of those at which I delivered a research talk: 7
Number of times other people have written about my research: >8
Number of interviews about my research: 7
Number of times featured in a brief to SCOTUS: 1 (cool)

Students advised: 10 (4 PhD, 1 MS, 4 BS; 1 rotation student)
Students graduated: 0
Thesis/dissertation committees: 6
Summer school faculty positions: 1
University courses taught: 2 (1 new, 1 repeated)
Students enrolled in said courses: 31 grad, 1 undergrad
Pages of new lecture notes written for said courses: >137
Number of problems assigned: 96
Pages of new solutions written for said problems: 49
Pages of student work graded: 2046 (roughly 64 pages per student)
Number of class-related emails received: >818
Number of conversations with the faculty honor council liaison: 0 (an improvement)
Guest lectures for colleagues: 2
Number of recommendation letters: 6 (students)

Manuscripts refereed for various journals, conferences: >22
Words written in those reports: >16000
Referee requests declined: >53
Program committees: 1
Film deals declined: 1

Grant proposals submitted: 12 (up from last year; totaling $7,693,264)
Grants awarded: 0
Grant proposals pending: 3
New proposals in the works: 4

Emails sent: >7387 (+50% more than last year)
Emails received (non-spam): >13122 (+40% more than last year)
Fraction about work-related topics: 0.89

Number of computers purchased: 1
Blog entries written: 20 (way down from last year)
Movies/shows via Netflix: 24 dvds, 100 instant
Books purchased: 15
Songs added to iTunes: 175
Photos added to iPhoto: 512
Jigsaw puzzle pieces assembled: >10,000
Major life / career changes: 0

Fun trips with friends / family: 6
Half-marathons completed: 1
Trips to Las Vegas, NV: 0
Trips to New York, NY: 0
Trips to Santa Fe, NM: 7
States visited (in the US): 7
Foreign countries visited: 4 (Canada, Sweden, Italy, Switzerland)
Other continents visited: 1
Airplane flights: 24 (direct flights are great)
Total flight miles: 39000 (60% of 2010)

Here's to a great year, and hoping that 2012 is just as good. (Although maybe with a few more papers published...)

posted December 24, 2011 11:06 AM in Self Referential | permalink


What was the film deal?

I think you got just about as many citations last year as I have in my entire career. :)

Posted by: Mason Porter at December 25, 2011 09:59 AM

It was an independent documentary on terrorism. Nice idea, but, among other reasons, not something I wanted to make a priority right now.

And, as for the citations, I'm sure you can guess which two papers account for the vast majority of all those new citations. :)

Posted by: Aaron at December 25, 2011 08:23 PM

Yes, indeed. I'd go and guess correctly if I hadn't already clicked on the link.

Posted by: Mason Porter at December 26, 2011 12:11 AM

Wow, you watch a lot of Netflix. How do you find the time for watching all those movies?

Posted by: Coupon Dude at January 12, 2012 02:08 PM

Yeah, that number includes tv show episodes and things that my wife watched. But, I did watch all of the new Dr. Who series this past year, one episode at a time, mainly over my lunch breaks.

Posted by: Aaron at January 12, 2012 04:14 PM