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Mission

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

Mengjia Yan

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.

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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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Amna Shahab

PhD Student
The University of Edinburgh
Personal URL

Research Statement

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.

Interests

Architecture For Emerging Technologies and Applications, Datacenter-Scale Computing, Effects Of Circuits Or Technology On Architecture, Processor, Memory, and Storage Systems Architecture
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Ayatallah Elakhras

PhD student
EPFL
Personal URL

Research Statement

Interests

Accelerator-Based, Application-Specific and Reconfigurable Architecture, Architectural Support For Programming Languages Or Software Development, Architecture For Emerging Technologies and Applications, Instruction, Thread and Data-Level Parallelism, Multiprocessor Systems, Processor, Memory, and Storage Systems Architecture
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Sabrina Neuman

Postdoctoral NSF Computing Innovation Fellow
Harvard University
Personal URL

Research Statement

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.

Interests

Accelerator-Based, Application-Specific and Reconfigurable Architecture, Instruction, Thread and Data-Level Parallelism, Iot, Mobile and Embedded Architecture, Multiprocessor Systems
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Suzanne Rivoire

Associate Professor & Chair of Computer Science
Sonoma State University
Personal URL

Research Statement

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!

Interests

Datacenter-Scale Computing, Evaluation and Measurement Of Real Systems
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
2019 Candidates

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

Initiatives

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

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Applications are now open for 2022 Rising Stars in EECS workshops to be hosted by @utexasece and @UTCompSci at @UTAustin on Oct. 27-28. Apply now! at http://risingstars.utexas.edu #WhatStartsHere #TexasEngineering #TexasComputerScience #RisingStarsEECS

First session is tomorrow! 🙌🏼

Be sure to register for each of the three sessions currently announced, and sign on for the Google Form to stay in the loop about future ones! (Links in article.) https://twitter.com/sigarch/status/1400874243953463297

**New Deadline: March 29 11:59pm ET**

You can still quantum at @ISCAConfOrg!

Submit to I2Q, organized by members of @EPiQCExpedition / @UChicagoCS!

Website: https://epiqc.cs.uchicago.edu/workshop-i2q

@sigarch blogpost: https://sigarch.org/stairway-to-quantum/

#i2q #QuantumComputing #quantum #isca2021 #isca21

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!)

SIGARCH   |   SIGMICRO

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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