My CV of failures

A great deal of academic career is getting comfortable with rejections (and understanding selection and survivorship bias).

In this post I have prepared a (possibly incomplete) list of journals, conferences, grants, and job applications for which I have been rejected. This post is inspired by prof. Jessica Vitak CV of Failures.

Rejected journal papers

  • Empirical Software Engineering Journal

Rejected conference papers

  • Mining Software Repositories conference 2018
  • International Conference on Software Engineering 2018
  • International Conference on Software Engineering 2017 (x2)
  • International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis 2016
  • International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering 2016
  • International Conference on Software Engineering 2015
  • International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering 2015
  • International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering 2014
  • Product Focused Software Process Improvement 2014
  • International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement 2013
  • International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement 2012

Rejected grant proposals

  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships 2017
  • Daimler Research Foundation 2017
  • Zentrum Digitalisierung Bayern 2016
  • ELISA Research Foundation 2016
  • Microsoft Research Foundation 2014
  • Tauno Tonning Foundation 2014
  • Finnish Culture and Research Foundation 2013
  • Nokia Foundation 2013

Rejected job application

  • Assistant professor VU Amsterdam 2018
  • Assistant professor ITU Copenhagen 2017
  • Assistant professor McGill University 2016
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