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].
If you would like to be profiled, would like to nominate someone to be profiled, or would like to write a profile, please let us know by firstname.lastname@example.org
Suzanne (Suzy) Rivoire
When I first met Dr. Suzanne (Suzy) Rivoire at an ISCA many years ago, we were both grad students. I remember thinking, “oh, I LIKE her.” I was once told (by a fellow female college student) that I looked like an economics major — whatever that means …
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.
I am a PhD student at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of California, Riverside. I am advised by Professor Nael Abu-Ghazaleh.
My research focuses on Architectural Support for Security, GPU Security, Side Channels and Covert Channels. I am also interested in Computer Architecture.Architectural Support For Security Or Virtualization
University of Richmond / Reed College
Broadly speaking, I'm interested in computer architecture, particularly parallel systems. Prior work has included workload characterization of parallel applications and memory systems in traditional multiprocessor systems and GPUs. Recent work explores correctness in IoT systems.
Iot, Mobile and Embedded Architecture, Multiprocessor Systems, Processor, Memory, and Storage Systems Architecture
Emerita Evan Pugh University Professor
Penn State University
Mary Jane (Janie) Irwin is an Emerita Evan Pugh University Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. She retired in July 2017. Her research and teaching interests include computer architecture, energy-aware and reliability-aware design, emerging technologies, and VLSI systems design and design automation. She is a Fellow of IEEE and ACM and a member of NAE and AAAS. Awards she has received include the 2003 IEEE/CAS VLSI Transactions Best Paper of the Year Award, the 2010 ACM Athena Lecturer Award, the 2012 Ten-Year Retrospective Most Influential ASP-DAC Paper Award, the 2015 FLP Conference 25 Year Paper Recognition, the 2017 ACM/SIGDA Pioneering Achievement Award, and the 2018 EDAA Lifetime Achievement Award. Irwin received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and an Honorary Doctorate from Chalmers University, Sweden.httAccelerator-Based, Application-Specific and Reconfigurable Architecture, Effects Of Circuits Or Technology On Architecture, Processor, Memory, and Storage Systems Architecture
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Antara is doing a PhD at Computer Architecture and Dependable Systems Lab (CADSL), IIT Bombay in collaboration with the University of Tokyo. She is an Intel India PhD fellow and Google WomenTechmaker Asia-Pacific scholar. She is currently interning at Microarchitecture Research Labs (MRL), Intel India. Her areas of interest include near-data processing, 3D DRAMs, convolutional neural network, non-von Neumann architecture and related topics. She has worked on multicore cache coherence protocols during her masters at IIIT Delhi. Her work on dual-port SRAMs with ST Microelectronics was published in VDAT’16. She interned at SanDisk where she designed a digital duty cycle corrector for NAND flash high-speed interface. She has also worked in automotive electronics at TATA Motors Sanand plant.Accelerator-Based, Application-Specific and Reconfigurable Architecture, Architecture For Emerging Technologies and Applications, Architecture Modeling and Simulation Methodologies, Effects Of Circuits Or Technology On Architecture, Processor, Memory, and Storage Systems Architecture
We regularly organize a social gathering of women at the start of major architecture conferences (ISCA, HPCA, ASPLOS and MICRO). These meet ups help newcomers to our conferences become better integrated in the community and reduce some of the pressure and intimidation they might feel at their first conference. They provide great networking opportunities. We hope to see you at the next one!
Would you like to attend a SIGARCH-sponsored event, but cannot because the cost of child-care is prohibitive? SIGARCH provides funds for a limited number of grants that support child care for members that would like to participate in a SIGARCH-sponsored event but are unable to do so without this support. SIGARCH provides financial assistance to subsidize a variety of child-care options. View details here.
Annually, we provide a brochure of upcoming female graduates in computer architecture. The goal of this brochure is to bring greater visibility to women on the job market and to celebrate their success as PhD students.
We organize various initiatives to better connect women in computer architecture.
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We offer an informal mentoring program through our slack channel (wicarch.slack.com). Women at all career stages are encouraged to join. The mentoring program provides an easy way to connect with other women and receive advice on a wide range of career and personal issues.
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