Performance Engineer, MathWorks
Dr. Nayara Aguiar is a Performance Engineer at MathWorks, focusing on benchmarking and performance analysis for Deep Learning workflows. She has also contributed to software development projects on mathematical optimization, data analysis, and applications related to the analysis of the electricity grid.
Nayara received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, where her research interests were in the intersection of power systems, renewable energy, and economics. She volunteered in women in STEM initiatives throughout her academic career, serving as the founding chair of the IEEE Women in Engineering (IEEE WIE) student affinity group at UFCG, her alma mater in Brazil, volunteering in the Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE) Notre Dame chapter, and mentoring undergraduate students through the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Notre Dame chapter.
Nayara has participated as a speaker and panelist in different events, such as a workshop for the 2023 Women in Data Science (WiDS) Datathon, the 2023 Grace Hopper Celebration, and multiple conferences by the Computer Measurement Group (CMG). In these events, she presented hands-on AI workshops, spoke about deep learning applications related to sustainability, and discussed green initiatives in the technology industry.