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 email@example.com
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.
Junior Graduate Student
University of Toronto
Evey Liu recently finished her undergraduate study at the University of Waterloo for Computer Engineering. She will begin graduate school at the University of Toronto with supervisor Natalie Enright Jerger in January 2019. She is passionate about generic computer architecture and is open to explore different specializations within the field.Datacenter-Scale Computing, Interconnection Network, Router and Network Interface Architecture, Multiprocessor Systems, Processor, Memory, and Storage Systems Architecture
I recently graduated from Penn State University. My research at Penn State was focused on memory and storage architecture. I worked on NAND flash solid state drives on cloud and enterprise environments. I also did an internship at Memory Solution Lab in Samsung Semiconductor where I worked on open channel solutions for SSD storage architectures. I am now a Software Engineer at Google platform team working on system drivers for cloud storages.Processor, Memory, and Storage Systems Architecture
Shaizeen is a Researcher at AMD Research. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2013 and 2017, respectively. Her research interests include design of novel near-data computing solutions and techniques to reduce data movement in heterogeneous systems. She has received several awards and honors for her research including winning the best demo award at the 2016 Center for Future Architectures Research (CFAR) Annual Research Review which showcased nearly 50 projects in computer architecture related topics from several leading institutions. Her work during her undergraduate days won 1st place in Parallel Computing at Imagine Cup 2009, a worldwide student technical competition organized by Microsoft.Architecture For Emerging Technologies and Applications, Processor, Memory, and Storage Systems Architecture
I am a PhD student at Stanford University, advised by Professor Christos Kozyrakis. I am interested in computer systems and architecture, particularly in the context of large-scale datacenters. My research focuses on improving resource utilization in distributed computer and storage systems while providing high, predictable performance. My internships at Facebook and Microsoft Research have greatly inspired my research directions. Before coming to Stanford, I graduated from the Engineering Science undergraduate program at the University of Toronto.Datacenter-Scale Computing, Evaluation and Measurement Of Real Systems, Multiprocessor Systems, Processor, Memory, and Storage Systems Architecture
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