Sophia Shao



Yakun Sophia Shao


Accelerators for AI

Dr. Sophia Shao is an Assistant Professor and an SK Hynix Faculty Fellow in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences department at UC Berkeley. Previously, she was a Senior Research Scientist at NVIDIA Research.

Dr. Shao received her Ph.D. degree in 2016 and S.M. degree in 2014 from Harvard University. Her research interests are in the area of computer architecture, with a special focus on specialized accelerator, heterogeneous architecture, and agile VLSI design methodology.

Dr. Shao’s work has been awarded a Best Paper Award (MICRO 2019) and Top Picks in Computer Architecture (2014). Her Ph.D. dissertation was nominated by Harvard for ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award. Dr. Shao is a Siebel Scholar, an invited participant at the Rising Stars in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Workshop, and a recipient of the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship.