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Sample Personal Statement Date [ [ ] Assistant Professor ] Department I have been a computer scientist in one form or another since the fourth grade. That isn’t so rare now, but I attended one of the first three elementary schools in the country to have computers available for students to use [ ]. I spent many of my recesses learning to program by examining Basic programs. In many ways being a computer science professor is my dream job, combining my love of computer science research with my passion for teaching, and I look forward to a long and successful career at UC Santa Cruz. My biobib lists many of my professional accomplishments, including those since arriving here last Fall, but it fails to capture the full range of things I have done and leaves out many other aspects of my life here that I believe need to be considered in any evaluation of my accomplishments. Accordingly, I would like to outline some of my other accomplishments and discuss some of the things in my life that are not included in my biobib. I am currently working on three systems research projects. I am doing ongoing and new research related to my Ph.D. dissertation topic, soft real-time systems. In addition to my ongoing work in this area, I have recently entered into collaboration with [ ] of [ ] and we have already written one proposal to the Office of Naval Research MultiUniversity Research Initiative. We have also outlined two papers that we plan to write on our mutual research. Since arriving here I have started doing research in advanced storage systems, including probe storage research in collaboration with Dr.[ ] and Dr.[ ]. Finally, I have recently begun doing research on Video-on-Demand with [ ] and [ ] of the [ ]. I expect all of these research projects to be very successful in terms of research results, papers produced, proposals written and funded, students supported, and

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