CRA-WP Names Yakun Sophia Shao as 2024 Anita Borg Early Career Award Recipient

CRA-WP is pleased to announce Yakun Sophia Shao (University of California, Berkeley) as the recipient of the 2024 Anita Borg Early Career Award for her research, mentorship, and service to the computer science community.

Shao is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. Previously, she was a Senior Research Scientist at NVIDIA and received her Ph.D. in 2016 from Harvard University. Her research focuses on computer architecture, specifically domain-specific architecture, deep-learning accelerators, and high-productivity hardware design methodology. Shao’s work has been awarded a Distinguished Artifact Award at ISCA’2023, the Best Paper Award at DAC’2021, the Best Paper Award at JSSC’2020, a Best Paper Award at MICRO’2019, a Research Highlight of Communications of ACM (2021), Top Picks in Computer Architecture (2023, 2014), and Honorable Mentions (2019*2). She is a recipient of a Sloan Research Fellowship, an NSF CAREER Award, the 2022 IEEE TCCA Young Computer Architect Award, an Intel Rising Star Faculty Award, a Google Research Scholar Award, and the inaugural Dr. Sudhakar Yalamanchili Award. You can visit Professor Shao’s personal webpage at:

Read more about the CRA-WP Early Career Awards.