Faculty Member

Dong Li
Lab Director

Dr. Dong Li is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Merced since 2015. He is the director of Parallel Architecture, System, and Algorithm Lab (PASA). Previously (2011-2014), he was a research scientist at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Before that, he earned his Ph.D. in computer science from Virginia Tech. Dong received a CAREER Award from U.S. National Science Foundation in 2016, a Berkeley Lab University Faculty Fellowship (2016), and an ORNL/CSMD Distinguished Contributor Award (2013). His paper in SC’14 was nominated as the best student paper. 

Research Associate

Zhen Xie 
(Since 2019 Fall) 

Ph.D. Students

Luanzheng Guo
(Since 2015 Fall)
Kai Wu
(Since 2016 Summer)
Jiawen Liu
(Since 2017 Fall)
Jie Ren
(Since 2017 Fall)
Wenqian Dong
(Since 2017 Fall)
Jie Liu
(Since 2019 Spring)

Visiting Students

Xin He
(Since 2018 Fall)

Master Students

(Since 2018 Fall)



Hanlin He (Byton)
Yaorong Fan
Wei Liu (Baidu)
Himanshu Pillai (Barcelona Supercomputing Center)


Jing Liang, Nigel Tan (Rice University), Armando Montanez (Google), Logan Smith, Zachary Canann (PayPal), Kevin Song (UT Austin).