The PhD Forum at the International Symposium on Microarchitecture is a session for Ph.D students to present their dissertation research and gain visibility within the computer architecture community as they prepare for the academic job market.

Format. The presentation format will be a poster session and, depending on the MICRO program and number of forum participants, a lightning talk session. The PhD Forum welcomes presentations on any topic in computer architecture. For examples, see the call for papers from MICRO.

Organizing Committee. Benjamin Lee, University of Pennsylvania (chair). Hyesoon Kim, Georgia Institute of Technology (ex officio). Tor Aamodt, University of British Columbia. Saugata Ghose, University of Illinois. Moin Qureshi, Georgia Institute of Technology. Jishen Zhao, University of California, San Diego.


  • Deadline for submissions: August 23
  • Notification: September 1

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Eligibility. Dissertation topic must be relevant to the computer architecture community. Students should have published in the community's rigorously peer-reviewed conferences or journals. Students should be within 1-2 years, before or after, of dissertation completion. Students closer to graduation will be given priority as other students can attend a future forum with more mature results.

Submission Requirement -- Research Statement. Two-page PDF research statement including name, institution, advisor, contact information, estimated or actual graduation date. References to published work and relevant figures are welcome.

Submission Requirement -- Published Paper. A published (or accepted) first-author paper from the community's rigorously peer-reviewed conferences: ASPLOS, HPCA, ISCA, MICRO.

Submission Requirement -- Curriculum Vitae. The presenter agrees to make their CV publicly available and agrees to be contacted about job opportunities.