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].
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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.
Tamara Silbergleit Lehman is a 5th year PhD candidate at Duke university. Her thesis work focuses on reducing overheads of secure memory. More broadly, her research interests lie on the intersection of computer architecture and security. She is also interested in memory systems, simulation methodologies and emerging technologies. Tamara has a Bachelor's degree from University of Florida in Industrial Engineering and a Masters degree in Computer Engineering from Duke University. Her latest publication on understanding metadata access patterns in secure memory at ISPASS 2018 won the best paper award. Her earlier work on developing a safe speculation mechanism for secure memory published in MICRO 2016 got an honorable mention in Micro Top Picks.Architectural Support For Security Or Virtualization, Architecture For Emerging Technologies and Applications, Architecture Modeling and Simulation Methodologies, Datacenter-Scale Computing, Evaluation and Measurement Of Real Systems, Multiprocessor Systems, Processor, Memory, and Storage Systems Architecture
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Antara is doing a PhD at Computer Architecture and Dependable Systems Lab (CADSL), IIT Bombay in collaboration with the University of Tokyo. She is an Intel India PhD fellow and Google WomenTechmaker Asia-Pacific scholar. She is currently interning at Microarchitecture Research Labs (MRL), Intel India. Her areas of interest include near-data processing, 3D DRAMs, convolutional neural network, non-von Neumann architecture and related topics. She has worked on multicore cache coherence protocols during her masters at IIIT Delhi. Her work on dual-port SRAMs with ST Microelectronics was published in VDAT’16. She interned at SanDisk where she designed a digital duty cycle corrector for NAND flash high-speed interface. She has also worked in automotive electronics at TATA Motors Sanand plant.Accelerator-Based, Application-Specific and Reconfigurable Architecture, Architecture For Emerging Technologies and Applications, Architecture Modeling and Simulation Methodologies, Effects Of Circuits Or Technology On Architecture, Processor, Memory, and Storage Systems Architecture
University of Cambridge
Noa Zilberman is a Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge Computer Science and Technology Department. Her research focuses on high performance systems, combining aspects of computer networks, computer architecture, reconfigurable hardware and systems. She has over 15 years of industrial experience, in design, management and architecture roles. In her last role before joining Cambridge, she was a Senior Principal Chip Architect at Broadcom's Network Switching group. In Cambridge she is a PI on multiple projects studying high performance networked-systems and the Chief Architect of the NetFPGA-SUME platform, an open source platform for networking research.
Noa is a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow, a Newton Trust Research Fellow, a Wolfson College Research Fellow (Title BI) and a Senior Member of IEEE. She received her PhD in Electrical Engineering from Tel-Aviv University.
Graz University of Tehnology
I'm a PhD student researching microarchitectural security and side-channel attacks in the CoreSec group at the IAIK, Graz University of Technology. Developing microarchitectural attacks and countermeasures has exposed me to many subfields of computer architecture. I'm particularly interested in ISA design and instruction decoding, the 'conflict' between energy efficiency and security, and whether we can rearchitect the CPU and the memory subsystem to reduce this conflict.Architectural Support For Programming Languages Or Software Development, Architectural Support For Security Or Virtualization, Processor, Memory, and Storage Systems Architecture
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