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Jorge Cham

  Jorge Cham (born May 1976) is a Chinese-Panamanian post-doc best known for his popular newspaper and web comic strip Piled Higher and Deeper (PhD Comics). He first started drawing PhD Comics as a grad student at Stanford University, and has since been syndicated in several university newspapers and in three published book collections[1].

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Jorge Cham received his Bachelor's degree from Georgia Tech,[2] and earned a PhD in mechanical engineering from Stanford.[3] He subsequently worked at Caltech as an instructor and as a researcher on neural prosthetics.[4]

In 2005, Cham began an invited speaking tour of over 80 major universities delivering his talk titled "The Power of Procrastination". In this lecture, Cham talks about his experiences creating the comic strip and examines the sources of grad students' anxieties. He also explores the guilt and the myths associated with procrastination and argues that in many cases it is actually a good thing.[5]


  1. ^ The "Piled Higher and Deeper" Book Collections. Retrieved on 2007-07-08.
  2. ^ Pacesetters: Piled High. Georgia Tech Alumni Association. Retrieved on 2007-02-27.
  3. ^ About PhD Comics. Retrieved on 2006-08-13.
  4. ^ Jorge Cham's Research. Retrieved on 2006-08-13.
  5. ^ Jorge Cham's Speaking Tour. Retrieved on 2007-02-26.
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