Dr. Guojie Li
Director, National Research Center for Intelligent Computing Systems (NCIC)
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Guojie Li graduated from Peking University, completed a master’s degree in computer science at the Science and Technology University of China, and earned his Ph.D. at Purdue. He did postdoctoral work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign until he returned to China in 1987 to begin work at the Institute of Computing Technology in Beijing. In 1989, Li was named a professor at the Institute and later was named director of the National Research Center for Intelligent Computing Systems. Under Li’s guidance, the Center developed the Dawning-1 parallel computer which received the Highest Award of Science and Technology Progress from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1994. In 1996, he became director of the National Research Center for High Performance Computers and was the chief designer of the Dawning 1000 massively parallel processors system which earned awards in 1997. In 1999, Li became director of the Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and directed the efforts that produced the Dawning-3000 400 Gflops superserver in 2000.
In recognition of his pioneering technical achievements, Li received the He-Liang-He-Li Award in 1994 and the Wang-Dan-Ping Award in 1998. He was made a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 1995 and received the Chinese Academy of Sciences and National Award of Science and Technology Progress in 2000. Li is active in international professional societies and was a member of the Steering Committee for the International Symposium on Parallel Architectures, Algorithms and Networks in Texas in 2000.
Li’s research contributions in the areas of intelligent computer systems, efficient search methods, and VLSI processor array have been outlined in numerous papers, several book chapters, and in a top-selling book co-edited with Benjamin Wah.