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

Natalie Enright Jerger

Dr. Natalie Enright Jerger is a force to be reckoned with, with a resume of a person many years her senior.  She is deeply committed to positively impacting our community on many levels – whether through teaching at the University of Toronto, where she …


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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Angeles G. Navarro

Associate Professor
University of Malaga
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Research Statement

Angeles G. Navarro received her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Malaga (Spain) in 2000. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Architecture at the University of Malaga. She has been a Research Visiting Scholar in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Technical University of Munich, the EPCC at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Bristol, and a Research Visitor in IBM T.J. Watson Research Center at New York and in Cray Inc at Seattle. She is the author or co-author of more than 70 papers and has served as a program committee member for several High Performance Computing related conferences. Her research interests are in parallel programming models and compilation techniques for heterogeneous and reconfigurable architectures.

Dr. Navarro has been involved in many initiatives to promote women in Computer Science. She is the co-founder of WSARTECO (Women in SARTECO), a community that is part of the Spanish Computer Architecture Scientific Society, which encourages junior and senior women working in the area to increase visibility and to develop a supporting network.


Accelerator-Based, Application-Specific and Reconfigurable Architecture, Architectural Support For Programming Languages Or Software Development
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Xiaochen Guo

Assistant Professor
Lehigh University
Personal URL

Research Statement

Dr. Guo is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Lehigh University. Dr. Guo received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Rochester in 2015, and B.S. degree from Beihang University in 2009. Dr. Guo's research interests are in the broad area of computer architecture, with an emphasis on leveraging emerging technologies to build energy-efficient architectures. She received the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship twice. Dr. Guo is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Computing Sciences Research Pathways Fellowship.


Architectural Support For Programming Languages Or Software Development, Architecture For Emerging Technologies and Applications, Processor, Memory, and Storage Systems Architecture
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Ulya Karpuzcu

Assistant Professor
University of Minnesota
Personal URL

Research Statement

Modern computing platforms are fundamentally energy-limited. My research focuses on how to improve the energy efficiency of computing and spans two major themes: (1) Pushing Traditional (CMOS-based) Computing to Its Limits; (2) Computing with post-CMOS Devices/Paradigms.


Accelerator-Based, Application-Specific and Reconfigurable Architecture, Architecture For Emerging Technologies and Applications, Dependable Architecture, Effects Of Circuits Or Technology On Architecture
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Akshitha Sriraman

Graduate Student
University of Michigan
Personal URL

Research Statement

Computer architecture and software systems with special emphasis on multiprocessor and multicore systems, data center architectures, and large-scale distributed systems.


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.


Congrats to Prof. Mary Jane Irwin on winning the Phil Kaufman Award for distinguished contributions to electronic system design! Her computer architecture and EDA research has led the way to many discoveries. She mentored many ADA PIs and is an inspiration to all! #WomenInSTEM

Assistant professor Jishen Zhao has been inducted into the IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO) Hall of Fame, which honors researchers who have consistently contributed high-impact research. @UCSDJacobs https://cseweb.ucsd.edu/~jzhao/files/cv_jishen_zhao.pdf

It’s the 2-year anniversary of the MICRO-50 Diversity statement. Somehow both revolutionary and straightforward in its call for fairness, inclusion and transparency in our conferences. Today, Lynn Conway is keynote speaker at MICRO-52. Hurray! Thank you MICRO! https://twitter.com/radu_teo/status/1184451281534013440

MICRO-52 Keynote: Lynn Conway talks about the history of erasure of women’s contributions to computing. Sobering and inspiring. @MicroArchConf #MICRO52

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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