Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Rough Road Ahead For CS PhDs After the Great Leap Forward

Two interesting charts from CRA's computing degree and enrollment trends report. It's amazing to see the disturbing jump in PhD productions from 2002 to 2008. Because of the difficult in job market, the number of PhD productions doubled in five years following the burst of IT bubbles. With the ongoing economic crisis, the picture isn't looking good in the next decade.

It's equally interesting to see that 2002-2003 are the best years to find an academia position with largest openings available.

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