Natalie Enright Jerger

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto

Natalie Enright Jerger is the Percy Edward Hart Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto.  Prior to joining the University of Toronto, she received her MSEE and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004 and 2008, respectively.  She received her Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in 2002.  She is a recipient of the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation Early Researcher Award in 2012, the 2014 Ontario Professional Engineers Young Engineer Medal recipient, and the 2015 Borg Early Career Award winner.  She served as the program co-chair of the 7th Network-on-Chip Symposium and as the program chair of the 20th International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture.  She is currently serving as the ACM SIGMICRO Vice Chair and an ACM SIGARCH Executive Committee member.  Her current research explores on-chip networks, approximate computing, IoT architectures, and machine learning acceleration.  She is also passionate about increasing the representation of women in computing, particularly in computer architecture.  She currently chairs the organizing committee for the Women in Computer Architecture group (WICARCH).  In 2017, she co-authored the second edition of the Computer Architecture Synthesis Lecture on On-Chip Networks with Li-Shiuan Peh and Tushar Krishna.  Her research has been supported by NSERC, Intel, CFI, AMD, and Qualcomm.