Li is currently a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She received her Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto in 2018, after six years of graduate study in the iQua research group under the supervision of Prof. Baochun Li, where she also received her M.A.Sc. degree in January 2015. She visited the Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 2013 to 2014 for 8 months. In July 2012, she received her B.Eng degree from the Department of Computer Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
During her graduate years in iQua, Li has studied interesting research problems related to resource allocation and performance optimization in the era of cloud computing and machine learning, with the constraints of fairness. She is interested in applying theoretical tools to study real problems and deriving insights to guide the design of a practical system. She won the award of best paper candidate for the paper published in IEEE IC2E 2016, the award of best-in-session presentation for the presentation of her work in IEEE INFOCOM 2016, and the student travel grant from USENIX ATC 2018.
In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, reading and traveling, to explore and appreciate the beauty of life.