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.
The University of Edinburgh
Amna Shahab is a final-year PhD student at The University of Edinburgh, advised by Boris Grot. Her research interests broadly lie in computer architecture and more specifically on memory system design for emerging datacenter workloads. She also has a passion for teaching and hopes to learn how to effectively translate it into a passion for learning from students.Architecture For Emerging Technologies and Applications, Datacenter-Scale Computing, Effects Of Circuits Or Technology On Architecture, Processor, Memory, and Storage Systems Architecture
Postdoctoral NSF Computing Innovation Fellow
Sabrina M. Neuman is a postdoctoral NSF Computing Innovation Fellow at Harvard University. Her research interests are in computer architecture design informed by explicit environmental and domain-specific insights. She is particularly focused on robotics applications because of their heavy computational demands and potential to improve the well-being of individuals in society. She received her S.B., M.Eng., and Ph.D. from MIT.Accelerator-Based, Application-Specific and Reconfigurable Architecture, Instruction, Thread and Data-Level Parallelism, Iot, Mobile and Embedded Architecture, Multiprocessor Systems
Associate Professor & Chair of Computer Science
Sonoma State University
My research has focused on power and energy in large-scale computing: modeling, measurement, management, and design at the system level. I'm currently Chair of CS at Sonoma State University, a campus of the California State University system. Ph.D. students who are interested in teaching at undergraduate institutions are welcome to contact me!Datacenter-Scale Computing, Evaluation and Measurement Of Real Systems
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