Jing Li

Assistant Professor, Dugald C. Jackson Faculty Scholar


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Room: 3623
Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 890-3975

Primary Affiliation:
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Additional Affiliations:
Computer Sciences,

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Dr. Jing Li is an assistant professor and Dugald C. Jackson Faculty Scholar at the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She is also affiliated with Computer Science department. 

She spent her early career at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center as a Research Staff Member after obtaining her PhD degree from Purdue University in 2009. Her general research interest is developing new computing paradigm, driven either by technologies (from bottom-up) or by workloads (from top-down) or by both. Her primary area of interests is "everything about memory" with a strong emphasis on “design for transformation”, including but are not limited to near-/in-memory computing, associative/cognitive computing, reconfigurable computing and programming model, design automation, IC design, architecture-aware algorithm design, and evolving applications, which can transform today's hardware-software hierarchy. In addition to modelings and simulations, additional emphasis is put on real hardware demonstration through architecting, designing and testing new hardware prototypes both at chip level and system level. 

She is the recipient of prestigious NSF Career Award in 2018, DARPA's Young Faculty Award (one out of 26 nationwide) in 2016, respectively, WARF Innovation Awards (WIA) Finalist (6 out of 400+ patents), IBM Research Division Outstanding Technical Achievement Award in 2012 for successfully achieving CEO milestone, multiple invention achievement awards and high value patent application awards from IBM from 2010-2014, IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award in 2008, Meissner Fellowship in 2004 from Purdue University, etc. Her research was reported by Yahoo News, Newegg Business, Digital Trends, etc. And she was featured in Madison Magazine (Channel 3000) as a Rising Research Star.

She has been serving on the technical committee for International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA), SysML, International Symposium on Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA), International Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCM), International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), Design Automation Conference (DAC), International Conference on Computer‑Aided Design (ICCAD), International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED), International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO) (external), etc..  She served as the general chair/ technical chair/finance chair/publicity chair for a premier industry memory conference - International Memory Workshop (IMW) and co-organizes it with Intel/Micron/SK Hynix/CEA LETI to hold annual meetings with worldwide memory vendors. She is in the Organizing Commitee for IMW, and serves as the Publicity Chair for ISLPED'18 and FPGA'19. She is an editor for Journal of Low Power Electronics (JOLPE). She is serving at ACM SIGDA Technical Committee on FPGAs and Reconfigurable Computing (TC-FPGA).

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