This “CV of Failures” was heavily inspired by the CV of Failures of Jessica Vitak. While academia is full of failure, we only know about the success of our peers. I think people should talk more about failure. Although I just started my academic career, I have failed a lot. Some examples are in the following (this list is incomplete; some are just too old that I cannot recall).

Journal papers that have been rejected (11)

  • IEEE Computer: 2018
  • IEEE Software: 2015 (2x), 2017, 2018
  • Empirical Software Engineering Journal: 2017
  • Information and Software Technology: 2016 (2x)
  • Journal of Systems and Software: 2017 (2x)
  • Software: Practice and Experience: 2014

Conference papers that have been rejected (19)

  • ASE: 2014
  • ASPLOS: 2015
  • SBLP: 2013, 2015
  • CSMR: 2014
  • GPCE: 2015
  • EASE: 2016
  • ECOOP: 2014
  • ESEM: 2016, 2017
  • ICSE: 2017 (2x)
  • ICSME: 2012, 2016 (2x), 2017
  • SANER: 2015, 2018
  • XP: 2017

Grant proposals that were rejected (5)

  • SECTET Social Technology grant, 2018
  • CNPq Productivity Fellowship, 2017
  • Huawei Research Grant, 2017 (budget: U$ 68,750)
  • Google Research Grant, 2013 (budget: U$ 39,000)
  • Microsoft SEIF, 2013 (budget: U$ 25,000)

Jobs I did not get

  • Assistant Professor at UFMG