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
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.
University of Wisconsin - Madison
My research interests are in Computer Architecture and Systems and my current research focuses on optimizing GPU architectures for Deep Learning applications, specifically Recurrent Neural Networks. I have been a part of the effort to augment GPGPU-Sim, a widely used GPU simulator, to execute Deep Learning kernels written using NVIDIA's cuDNN and cuBLAS libraries. My research advisor is Prof. Matthew D. Sinclair.Accelerator-Based, Application-Specific and Reconfigurable Architecture, Architecture Modeling and Simulation Methodologies
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
I’m currently a Product Manager at Google Cloud AI. Previously, I was the lead Product Manager for systems and software at Cerebras Systems, where we built the industry's fastest Deep Learning acceleration solution.
I have an MBA from the University of Texas-McCombs School of Business, where I was a Venture Fellow at BuildGroup and Mercury Fund; here I gained hands-on experience in developing investment themes, conducting due diligence, valuation, and assisting portfolio companies, and worked with internal data science teams to conceive and deploy machine learning projects at scale.
Prior to my MBA, I received a Masters' in Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and held leadership positions within product and research groups within the smartphone industry (Qualcomm, Samsung R&D) as a computer architect.
I was fortunate to witness the explosive growth of the smartphone and tablet markets first-hand and was a member of high visibility + growth teams that collectively delivered over 1 Billion chips to users.Accelerator-Based, Application-Specific and Reconfigurable Architecture, Architectural Support For Programming Languages Or Software Development, Architectural Support For Security Or Virtualization, Architecture For Emerging Technologies and Applications, Architecture Modeling and Simulation Methodologies, Datacenter-Scale Computing, Evaluation and Measurement Of Real Systems, Instruction, Thread and Data-Level Parallelism, Interconnection Network, Router and Network Interface Architecture, Iot, Mobile and Embedded Architecture, Multiprocessor Systems, Processor, Memory, and Storage Systems Architecture
We organize various initiatives to better connect women in computer architecture.
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2. Update your gender in your myACM account (create/activate account as needed)
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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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