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Yanjing Li is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science (Systems Group) at the University of Chicago. Prior to joining University of Chicago, she was a senior research scientist at Intel Labs. Professor Li received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, a M.S. in Mathematical Sciences (with honors) and a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (with a double major in Computer Science) from Carnegie Mellon University.

Professor Li has received various awards, including DAC Under-40 Innovators Award, Google research scholar award, NSF/SRC energy-efficient computing: from devices to architectures (E2CDA) program award, Intel Labs Gordy Academy Award (highest honor in Intel Labs) and several other Intel recognition awards, outstanding dissertation award (European Design and Automation Association), and multiple best paper awards (ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI, and IEEE VLSI Test Symposium, and IEEE International Test Conference).


Focus Areas: Computer Architecture, Emerging Technologies, Robust System Design, Interactions between Systems and Machine Learning, Hardware Security


Systems, Architecture & Networking

Design and analysis of computing systems: cloud, edge, Internet, quantum, and beyond

Labs & Groups


Yanjing Li
Exploring efficient, intelligent, secure, and robust computer architectures and systems.

Systems Group

A vibrant, collaborative research community with diverse, synergistic research interests spanning systems, programming languages and software engineering, software and hardware...

Awards & Honors

DAC Under-40 Innovator's Award
Google research scholar award
Best paper award, ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI
Intel labs gordy academy award
Intel divisional recognition award for efficient mobile processor designs
Intel divisional recognition award for efficient mobile processor designs
Outstanding dissertation award
Rising stars in EECS, MIT
Intel divisional recognition award for efficient mobile processor designs
Best student paper award, IEEE International Test Conference
Best paper award, IEEE VLSI Test Symposium

News & Events

UChicago CS News

New UpDown Project Uses “Intelligent Data Movement” to Accelerate Graph Analytics

Oct 21, 2022
UChicago CS News

Faculty Bill Fefferman and Chenhao Tan Receive Google Research Scholar Awards

Jun 21, 2022
UChicago CS News

Prof. Yanjing Li Receives Under-40 Innovators Award from DAC

Jun 15, 2022
Past Event

Rob Schreiber (Cerebras) – New Hardware Technology to Accelerate AI

CERES Unstoppable Speaker Series
Jul 31, 2019
UChicago CS News

“Crash Skipping” Strategy for Approximate Computing Receives GLSVLSI Award

Jul 03, 2019
UChicago CS News

International Students Visit Chicago for Inaugural Summer Program

Dec 12, 2018
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