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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Postdoc Researcher
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Labs
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.


Architecture Modeling and Simulation Methodologies, Datacenter-Scale Computing, Dependable Architecture, Interconnection Network, Router and Network Interface Architecture
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Jun Yang

University of Pittsburgh
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Research Statement

Jun Yang is a William Kepler Whiteford Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining the University of Pittsburgh, she was an assistant professor of the Computer Science and Engineering Department at University of California, Riverside. Jun received her bachelor from Nanjing University, China, and her PhD from the University of Arizona in 1995 and 2002 respectively. Jun’s research is in the broad area of computer architecture and her recent focuses include GPU designs, architecture level security, emerging memory technologies, 3D integration, and power and thermal management techniques. Jun is a recipient of NSF CAREER award in 2008, IEEE MICRO Top Picks award in 2010, and best paper awards of ISLPED 2013 and ICCD 2007. She was on the editorial board of IEEE Computer Architecture Letters, and she has served in the Organizing and Technical Program Committee in ISCA, MICRO, and HPCA, for many years. She has been included in the HPCA hall of fame since 2017.


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, Dependable Architecture, Effects Of Circuits Or Technology On Architecture, Instruction, Thread and Data-Level Parallelism, Multiprocessor Systems, Processor, Memory, and Storage Systems Architecture
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Sayeh Sharify

PhD student
University of Toronto
Personal URL

Research Statement

Sayeh Sharify received her B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2013, and her M.A.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Toronto in 2015, where she is currently a third year Ph.D. student. Her research interests include computer architecture, machine learning, embedded systems, and reconfigurable computing. She is currently working on designing hardware accelerators for machine learning algorithms.


Iot, Mobile and Embedded Architecture
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PhD Student
IIIT Delhi
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Research Statement

Mitali is a PhD student at Advanced Multicore Systems (AMS) lab, IIIT Delhi. Her research interests lie in the area of designing efficient many-accelerator systems and developing energy-efficient hardware accelerators for deep neural networks. Her recent work on CNN hardware accelerators was published in ASAP'18. She has also contributed to research work published in conferences including ISCAS'18, ISVLSI'18, IGSC'18.


Accelerator-Based, Application-Specific and Reconfigurable Architecture, Architecture For Emerging Technologies and Applications, Datacenter-Scale Computing, Interconnection Network, Router and Network Interface Architecture, Multiprocessor Systems, 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.

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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