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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Christina Delimitrou

Assistant Professor
Cornell University
Personal URL

Research Statement

Christina is an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Cornell and the John and Norma Balen Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow. At Cornell she leads the SAIL group, and is also a member of the Computer Systems Laboratory (CSL). Christina works in computer architecture and computer systems, and more specifically on improving the predictability, resource efficiency, and security of large-scale datacenters.

She is the recipient of a Facebook Faculty Research Award (2017), a VMWare Research Award (2018), 3 IEEE Micro Top Picks awards (2014, 2017, 2018), a Facebook Graduate Fellowship (2014), and a Stanford Graduate Fellowship (2010-2013). Before joining Cornell, Christina received her PhD from Stanford University. She had previously received an MS also from Stanford, and a diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens.



Datacenter-Scale Computing
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Nandita Vijaykumar

PhD student
Carnegie Mellon University
Personal URL

Research Statement

I am a Ph.D. candidate at Carnegie Mellon University, advised by Prof. Onur Mutlu and Prof. Phil Gibbons. My research focuses on the interaction between programming models, system software, and hardware architecture, and explores how richer cross-layer abstractions can enhance performance, programmability, and portability. I am excited about rethinking the roles played by different levels of the stack in the modern era of rapidly evolving, specialized, and data-centric computing landscapes. During my Ph.D., I have been fortunate to intern at Microsoft Research, Nvidia Research, and Intel Labs. I am currently a visiting student at ETH Zurich.


Architectural Support For Programming Languages Or Software Development, Processor, Memory, and Storage Systems Architecture
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Anne Bracy

Senior Lecturer
Cornell University
Personal URL

Research Statement

Anne Bracy is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at Cornell University. Prior to teaching at Cornell, Dr. Bracy was a Principal Lecturer and Coordinator of Undergraduate Research in Computer Science at Washington University in St Louis. She was also a Research Scientist at the Microarchitecture Research Lab at Intel in Santa Clara, California.

Dr Bracy received her PhD from University of Pennsylvania for her work on instruction fusion under the supervision of Amir Roth. Prior to her doctoral studies she was a student at Stanford University, where she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.


Architecture Modeling and Simulation Methodologies, Instruction, Thread and Data-Level Parallelism
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Amrita Mazumdar

PhD Student
University of Washington
Personal URL

Research Statement

Amrita Mazumdar is a PhD student at the University of Washington, advised by Luis Ceze and Mark Oskin. Her research interests are in computer architecture support for virtual reality and other emerging graphics workloads. Her past work has focused on designing hardware accelerators for applications such as VR video processing, near-data similarity search, and low-power computer vision. She received her MS (2017) from the University of Washington, and her BS (2014) from Columbia University.


Accelerator-Based, Application-Specific and Reconfigurable Architecture, Architecture For Emerging Technologies and Applications, Datacenter-Scale Computing, Iot, Mobile and Embedded Architecture, 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


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


Congrats to Sandhya Dwarkadas on her elevation to ACM Fellow: For contributions to shared memory and reconfigurability (https://t.co/6C0MxEyzeT)!! A very well deserved honour!

Congratulations to Farinaz Koushanfar on her elevation to IEEE Fellow!

Congrats to Hai (Helen) Li on being elevated to IEEE Fellow for contributions to neuromorphic computing systems (full list: https://t.co/64zjYK9Qqn)!!

Check out Lynn Conway’s article in Oct issue of IEEE Computer: https://t.co/BSTrk9Y0Vd. Disappointing to read about how she and her contributions disappeared but also encouraging to read about the strides she’s made in reclaiming her rightful place in the history of computing.

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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