Yakun Sophia Shao

Yakun Sophia Shao

NVIDIA

Yakun Sophia Shao a Senior Research Scientist at NVIDIA. She received her Ph.D. degree in 2016 and S.M. degree in 2014 from Harvard University, working with Professor David Brooks and Professor Gu-Yeon Wei, and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Zhejiang University, China. Her research interests are in the area of computer architecture, with a special focus on domain-specific architecture, deep-learning accelerators, and high-productivity hardware design methodology. Her work has been selected as one of the TopPicks in Computer Architecture, and her Ph.D. dissertation was nominated by Harvard for ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award. She is a Siebel Scholar, an invited participant at the Rising Stars in EECS Workshop, and a recipient of the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship.