Li Chen

Li Chen

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
School of Computing and Informatics
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
James R. Oliver, Room 233
301 East Lewis Street
Lafayette, LA 70504
Phone: (337) 482-6774
Email: li.chen@louisiana.edu

I'm looking for self-motivated Ph.D. students for Spring/Fall 2021.


Full financial support (RA/TA) will be provided, covering tuition fees and living expenditures. Please email me your CV if interested.

 About Me

I received my Ph.D. and M.A.Sc. degrees from University of Toronto in 2018 and 2015, respectively, and my Bachelor degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2012. I visited the Hong Kong Polytechnic University from September 2013 to May 2014.

My research interests include deep learning systems, federated learning, cloud computing, networking, resource optimization and fairness.

 Research Lab

I am directing the research lab, named CELESTIAL: Communication Efficient LEarning Systems – The Implementation and Algorithms Lab. As the name suggests, we are interested in exploring important problems in distributed systems and networking to better facilitate machine learning and drive artificial intelligence, from both the theoretical and practical perspectives.

Our lab currently has three PhD students:

Jananie Jarachanthan, Abeda Sultana, Md Mainul Haque

Dr. Jiao Li from Xi’an Shiyou University has been in our lab as a visiting scholar from September 2019 to August 2020.

I’m lucky to work with our group members.

 News

Time Event   (Full Publication List)
2021.06 Our paper gets accepted to IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 2021.
2021.06 Our paper gets accepted to ECML PKDD 2021.
2021.06 Three papers get accepted to the 50th International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), to be held at the Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago, August 2021.
2021.05 Li will serve on the TPC of INFOCOM 2022.
2021.05 Our project “Decentralized and Distributed Deep Learning for Industrial IoT Devices” gets funded by Industry/University Cooperative Research CVDI. Thanks to CVDI IAB!
2021.04 Li got a research funding award from Proof-of-Concept/Prototyping (PoC/P) Initiative of Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund (BORSF) for “Fast and Efficient Scheduler for Deep Learning in GPU Cluster” (2021-2022). Thanks to BoR!
2021.01 Our paper gets accepted to Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT), 2021.
2021.01 Our paper gets accepted to IEEE Transactions on Computers, 2021.
2020.12 Our two papers get accepted to IPDPS 2021.
2020.12 Our paper gets accepted to IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 2021.
2020.08 Our project has received 5 million funding award from NSF. Thanks to NSF!
2020.06 One paper gets accepted to ESORICS 2020.
2020.05 Li will serve on the TPC of INFOCOM 2021.
2020.05 Two papers get accepted to ICPP 2020.
2019.05 Two papers get accepted to ICPP 2019.
2019.05 One paper gets accepted to IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 2019.
2019.05 Li will serve on the TPC of INFOCOM 2020.
2019.04 Li got a research funding award from Research Competitiveness Subprogram (RCS) of Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund (BORSF) for “Smart Optimization Framework to Accelerate Distributed Deep Learning” (2019-2022). Thanks to BoR!
2018.09 Our paper accepted to NIPS 2018.
2018.05 Our paper accepted to ICML 2018.
2018.04 Our paper accepted to USENIX ATC 2018.
2018.01 Our paper accepted to IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS).
2018.01 Our paper accepted to IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering.
2017.12 Our paper accepted to IEEE INFOCOM 2018.
2016.12 Our paper accepted to IEEE INFOCOM 2017.


 Teaching

  • CSCE 555 Principles of Operating Systems Theory, Spring 2021.
  • CSCE 513 Principles of Computer Communication and Networks, Fall 2020.
  • CSCE 555 Principles of Operating Systems Theory, Spring 2020.
  • CSCE 598 QoS in Networking and Distributed Systems, Fall 2019.
  • CSCE 555 Principles of Operating Systems Theory, Spring 2019.
  • CMPS 340 Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Fall 2018.