li_jingAssistant Professor and Dugald C. Jackson Faculty Scholar

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department of Computer Science (affiliated)

Phone: (608) 890-3975




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 DARPA’s Young Faculty Award (one out of 26 nationwide) in 2016 and 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.

She has been serving on the technical committee for International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), Design Automation Conference (DAC), International Conference on Computer‑Aided Design (ICCAD) and International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO) (external), etc..  She serves 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.