Jorge Cham at UIUC, 2007.
|Notable works||Piled Higher and Deeper|
Jorge Cham (Spanish: [ˈxorxe]) (born in May 1976) is a Chinese Panamanian cartoonist and roboticist best known for his popular newspaper and web comic strip Piled Higher and Deeper (PhD Comics). Cham lives in the United States, where he started drawing PhD Comics as a graduate student at Stanford University. He has since been syndicated in several university newspapers and in four published book collections. He was featured on NPR on December 20, 2010.
Jorge Cham received his Bachelor's degree from Georgia Tech in 1997, and earned a PhD in mechanical engineering from Stanford. He subsequently worked at Caltech as an instructor and as a researcher on neural prosthetics.
PhD Comics 
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.
Heathrow detention incident 
On the 26th of October 2009, after disembarking a flight to England, Cham was detained at London's Heathrow airport for several hours. He had been due to deliver a series of lectures in the country. Eventually he was released but was to be deported the following day. However, due to letters of support from academics at the universities he was due to visit, the authorities decided to allow him to enter the country and give his lectures as planned.
- "The "Piled Higher and Deeper" Book Collections". Retrieved 2007-07-08.
- "Pacesetters: Piled High". Georgia Tech Alumni Association. Retrieved 2007-02-27.
- "About PhD Comics". Retrieved 2006-08-13.
- "Jorge Cham's Research". Retrieved 2006-08-13.
- "Jorge Cham's Speaking Tour". Retrieved 2007-02-26.
- "PHD comics - Detention incident.". Retrieved 2009-11-02.
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