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 wicarch-chair@acm.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 …


WICArch Directory

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.

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Tripti Warrier

Assistant Professor
Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT)
Personal URL

Research Statement

My PhD work at Indian Institute of Technology Madras, was on Shared Cache Management. I am interested in architectures for emerging technologies, heterogeneous architectures and application specific accelerators.


Architecture For Emerging Technologies and Applications, Instruction, Thread and Data-Level Parallelism, Processor, Memory, and Storage Systems Architecture
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Lisa Hsu

Staff Engineer
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Research Statement

I'm broadly interested in computer architecture, particularly memory systems and the management and synchronization of data. I like building whole, balanced systems and understanding how all the pieces are connected, related, and affect each other.


Accelerator-Based, Application-Specific and Reconfigurable Architecture, Architecture Modeling and Simulation Methodologies, Instruction, Thread and Data-Level Parallelism, Multiprocessor Systems, Processor, Memory, and Storage Systems Architecture
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Maria Angélica

PhD student
Universidad de Zaragoza
(No URL)

Research Statement

I am working with heterogeneous systems, specifically with CPU, GPU and FPGA. I am investigating the behavior of a heterogeneous node, evaluating the interaction and how it can improve the execution time and energy consumption.


Accelerator-Based, Application-Specific and Reconfigurable Architecture, Architectural Support For Programming Languages Or Software Development
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Research Postdoc
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Personal URL

Research Statement

I'm Diman Zad-Tootaghaj, I am a postdoc/researcher at Hewlett Packard Labs in Palo Alto, California. I work on Software-Defined Network solutions in Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN).

I earned my PhD in Computer Science and Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. Prior to Penn State, I got my B.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering at Sharif University of Technology, Iran. During my PhD, I was working in the Institute for Networking and Security Research (INSR) and Network Sciences Research Group (NSRG) under supervision of Prof. Thomas La Porta (advisor), Dr. Ting He (co-advisor), and Dr. Novella Bartolini.

My research area is computer networks, stochastic analysis, operating system, and parallel computing. I graduated from Sharif University of technology, with MSc. in Electrical Engineering.

I'm on the N2Women board as a Website Co-chair.


Datacenter-Scale Computing

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.

2018-2019 Candidates

Check out our WICARCH YouTube channel which features recorded technical talks by members of the WICARCH community.


We organize various initiatives to better connect women in computer architecture.


WICARCH has just launched its YouTube channel! We will be posting recordings of our new webinar series for viewing by a broader audience. Check out the first one from @margmartonosi on “Quantum Computing as a Computing System Design Challenge”

Architecture-inclined undergraduates are invited to apply to a new workshop at ISCA for mentoring and networking. https://t.co/0lkOtyUghw

Check out awesome work from Lisa Wu et al. at HPCA 2019: FPGA Accelerated INDEL Realignment in the Cloud https://t.co/ATpBkOY3MG
(P.S. Lisa is currently on the job market!)

There was so much awesome work at HPCA last week! Here’s another one. This one comes from Sneha Goenka and colleagues on “Darwin-WGA: A Co-processor Provides Increased Sensitivity in Whole Genome Alignments with High Speed” https://t.co/TUfBj2Om75

Join Our Mailing List

Our mailing list is maintained through ACM.  You can join in 3 easy steps:

1. Join SIGARCH/SIGMICRO (you don’t need to be a full ACM member — you can join a SIG only which is pretty cheap!)


2. Update your gender in your myACM account (create/activate account as needed)

Student members: if you log into myACM, you should see a “My Student Profile” on the left menu.  This is where you can specify gender.
Professional members: if you log into myACM, you should see a “My Professional and Technical Interest Profile” on the left menu you.  This is where you can specify gender.
3. Accept to receive emails from ACM:
In myACM, under “My Contact Information”, “Email Policy”, “Current preference” should have the box “Please send me ACM Announcements via email” checked.

Join Our Slack Channel

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.

If you need assistance in joining our mailing list or slack channel, please send email to wicarch-chair@acm.org.

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