# CV of Failures

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. Since rejections is part of the process (e.g., acceptance rate in software engineering venues are often around 20%–30%), I think people should talk more about failure.

Thanks @IEEEICSME for reminding me that is time to update my CV of failure ~> https://t.co/7CXV8WdxjQ

— Gustavo Pinto (@gustavopinto) June 4, 2018

As most researchers, I don’t like rejections, but I try to see rejections as an opportunity to improve even further.

My list of rejections are in the following (this list is incomplete; some are just too old that I cannot recall).

## Journal papers rejected (26)

- IEEE Computer: 2018
- IEEE Software: 2015 (2x), 2017, 2018 (2x), 2019, 2020, 2023 (2x)
- Empirical Software Engineering Journal: 2017, 2018 (2x), 2020, 2022 (2x)
- Information and Software Technology: 2016 (2x), 2019
- Journal of Systems and Software: 2017 (2x), 2019, 2020
- Journal of Internet Services and Applications: 2018
- PeerJ Computer Science: 2018, 2019
- PlosONE Computer Software: 2018
- Software: Practice and Experience: 2014, 2018

## Conference papers rejected (50)

- ASE: 2014, 2019
- ASPLOS: 2015
- SBLP: 2013, 2015
- CHASE: 2019, 2023
- CSMR: 2014
- EASE: 2016, 2020
- ECOOP: 2014
- ESEM: 2016, 2017, 2018 (2x), 2019
- FSE: 2018
- GPCE: 2015
- ICPC: 2019
- ICSE: 2017 (2x), 2019 (2x), 2020 (2x), 2022 (2x), 2023 (2x), 2024
- ICSME: 2012, 2016 (2x), 2017, 2018, 2022
- MSR: 2020 (2x), 2022, 2023 (2x)
- OOPSLA: 2021
- SANER: 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020 (2x)
- SCAM: 2019, 2020, 2022
- SBES: 2020, 2021 (2x)
- SIGCSE: 2019, 2020
- XP: 2017
- WTDSoft: 2018

## Grant proposals rejected (20)

- CNPq Universal 2021
- Serrapilheira, 2020, 2021
- Google Faculty Award, 2020, 2021, 2022
- Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship, 2020 (budget: U$ 100,000)
- CAPES/STIC-AmSud (budget: U$ 100,000)
- Helium grant, 2019 (budget: U$ 1,000)
- FAPESPA/FAPESP joint grant, 2019 (budget: U$ 35,000)
- BASA research grant, 2018 (budget: U$ 30,000)
- Ford Foundation Grant, 2020 (budget: U$ 50,000)
- Ford Foundation Grant, 2018 (budget: U$ 50,000)
- Mozilla Research Grant, 2018 (budget: U$ 17,033)
- Facebook Research Award, 2018 (budget: U$ 66,000)
- FAPESP/CGI grant, 2019 (budget: U$ 50,000), 2020 (budget: U$ 40,000), 2021 (budget: U$ 40,000)
- SECTET Social Technology grant, 2018
- CNPq Productivity Fellowship, 2017, 2018
- CNPq Women in tech grant, 2018
- Huawei Research Grant, 2017 (budget: U$ 68,750)
- Google Research Grant, 2013 (budget: U$ 39,000)
- Microsoft SEIF, 2013 (budget: U$ 25,000)

## Talks rejected (2)

- PyCon 2021 (2x)

## Jobs I did not get (1)

- Assistant Professor at UFMG