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Professor in data management, including data-intensive computing, databases, query processing and optimization, machine learning-based systems and data analytics, search, and visualization.

Chen Li is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at UC Irvine. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Stanford University, and his M.S. and B.S. in Computer Science from Tsinghua University, China, respectively. He was a recipient of an NSF CAREER award and several test-of-time publication awards, a part-time visiting research scientist at Google, PC co-chair of VLDB 2015, an ACM distinguished member, and an IEEE fellow. Since January 2020, he’s the treasurer and a board member of the VLDB Endowment. Since July 2020, he is the Faculty Director of the ICS Master of Computer Science Program. He was a co-founder and CTO of a startup to commercialize his research results.


Ph.D., Computer Science, Stanford University, 2001


CS122A, CS122B, CS122C, CS221, CS222, CS223, CS220P, CS222P, STATS 170A, STATS 170B, DATA 296P, DATA 297P

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