Career Transitions And Trajectories: A Case Study In Computing

Authors:
Tara Safavi University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Maryam Davoodi Purdue University
Danai Koutra University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Introduction:

This paper studies long-term career paths of the people of AI.

Abstract:

From artificial intelligence to network security to hardware design, it is well-known that computing research drives many important technological and societal advancements. However, less is known about the long-term career paths of the people behind these innovations. What do their careers reveal about the evolution of computing research? Which institutions were and are the most important in this field, and for what reasons? Can insights into computing career trajectories help predict employer retention?

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