Sophia Shao joined NVIDIA Research in July 2016. Her research interests include specialized architectures, machine learning hardware, architectural modeling, and VLSI design methodology. She received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Zhejiang University, China and her S.M. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Harvard University, working with Professors David Brooks and Gu-Yeon Wei. Her work was selected as one of the TopPicks in Computer Architecture in 2015. She is a Siebel Scholar and a recipient of the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship.