Hai "Helen" Li

Hai (Helen) Li

Clare Boothe Luce Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Hai (Helen) Li received her BS and MS degrees from Tsinghua University, both with early graduation, and a PhD from Purdue University.

Before joining Duke in January 2017, she was an associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Pittsburgh. Earlier in her career, she was with Qualcomm, Inc., Intel Corporation, Seagate Technology, and the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

Her research interests include brain-inspired computing systems and neuromorphic design, memory design and architecture based on conventional and emerging technologies, and device/circuit/architecture co-design for low power and high performance.

She has published a book, book chapters, and more than 170 research papers in journals and refereed conference proceedings. Dr. Li is the associate editor of IEEE TVLSI, IEEE TCAD, ACM TODAES, IEEE TMSCS, and IET CPS, and has served on the technical and organization committees of more than 20 conferences.

Her papers won five best paper awards, and received seven more best paper nominations. Dr. Li was recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2012 and the DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) in 2013.

Contact Information

  • Email Address: hai.li@duke.edu

Education

  • PhD, Purdue University 2004
  • MS, Tsinghua University 2000
  • BS, Tsinghua University, 1998

Research Interests

Brain-inspired computing systems and neuromorphic design, memory design and architecture based on conventional and emerging technologies, and device/circuit/architecture co-design for low power and high performance.

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