Women in Computer Architecture (WICARCH) is designed to create a community for women studying and working in the field of computer architecture. Our goal is to promote women in computer architecture and increase visibility for their research and development contributions. We welcome participation from all women including students, post docs, industry researchers and developers and faculty members. To be listed in our directory, please click here.
Profiles of WICArch
The mission of this section is to profile women in computer architecture across many walks of our field, from [junior, senior] x [industry, academia].
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Dr. Mengjia Yan is undoubtedly one of the most delightful people you will ever meet – smart, positive, exceedingly wise beyond her years, and the kind of person who can turn a frown upside down. She was paired with me as a mentee at ISCA 2018, but I genuinely think that it is I who have benefited from the relationship. These days, she is a new assistant professor at MIT, having recently completed her PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2019.
We actively maintain a list of women working in the field of computer architecture. The goal of this list is many-fold. First, the list services as a resource for program chairs and conference organizers to identify women to serve in key technical roles such as keynote, panels and program committees. Second, the list is designed to foster community and help women connect with other women in computer architecture. This list can be used by current and potential graduate students to find advisors and mentors. Four profiles, selected randomly, are shown below. We encourage you to browse the full directory.
Hoda Naghibijouybari joined the Computer Science Department at Binghamton University in Fall 2020 as an Assistant Professor. She received her PhD in computer science from University of California, Riverside in 2020, working with Professor Nael Abu-Ghazaleh. Her primary research interests are in the area of computer architecture, and security. Her current research focuses on architecture support for security, microarchitectural attacks, GPU security, and heterogeneous systems. Her research has resulted in the discovery of new attacks that have been disclosed to GPU companies, and received coverage from technical news outlets. Her paper on GPU security (published in CCS-2018) was selected for Top Picks in Hardware and Embedded Security in 2019.Architectural Support For Security Or Virtualization
University of California, Santa Barbara
I am a second-year PhD student in Electrical and Computer Engineering interested in new and niche logic families for high-performance computing purposes, including temporal-based encoding (Race Logic), and exploring superconducting architectural and circuit design trade-offs between area, energy, and tolerance to variability. My comfort zone is on the hardware side, but I have co-authored several papers at architecture venues on novel logic paradigms applied to superconducting technologies. I am currently pursuing several projects, including new neuromorphic gates in superconducting electronics, and new fan-out techniques for the same technology. I have a diverse background ranging from instrumentation and testing in High-Energy Physics to embedded development in the health and wellness industry, and I received my undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Santa Cruz. If you would like to hear about my research, please reach out!Accelerator-Based, Application-Specific and Reconfigurable Architecture, Architecture For Emerging Technologies and Applications, Effects Of Circuits Or Technology On Architecture
University of Minnesota
Modern computing platforms are fundamentally energy-limited. My research focuses on how to improve the energy efficiency of computing and spans two major themes: (1) Pushing Traditional (CMOS-based) Computing to Its Limits; (2) Computing with post-CMOS Devices/Paradigms.Accelerator-Based, Application-Specific and Reconfigurable Architecture, Architecture For Emerging Technologies and Applications, Dependable Architecture, Effects Of Circuits Or Technology On Architecture
University of California Irvine
I am a research scholar in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at University of California, Irvine advised by Prof. Nader Bagherzadeh. I am interested lie in Accelerator based architecture, memory systems, multicore and parallel computing, and heterogeneous architectures. Currently, I am working on mitigating memory bottleneck in deep neural networks (DNN) accelerator based architectures.Accelerator-Based, Application-Specific and Reconfigurable Architecture, Architecture For Emerging Technologies and Applications, Architecture Modeling and Simulation Methodologies, Dependable Architecture, Processor, Memory, and Storage Systems Architecture
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