Lizhong Chen
Associate Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering

3113 Kelley Engineering Center
Corvallis, OR 97331-5501
(541) 737-3317
(541) 737-1300


  • Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, University of Southern California, 2014
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2011
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University, 2009


Dr. Lizhong Chen is an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 2014 and 2011, respectively, and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Zhejiang University in 2009. His research interests are in the board area of computer architecture, interconnection networks, GPUs, machine learning, hardware accelerators, and emerging IoT technologies. Dr. Chen is the recipient of National Science Foundation CAREER Award, several Best Paper Awards/Nominations at major architecture conferences, and Chu Kochen Award (the highest honor from Zhejiang University). He is the founder and organizer of the Annual International Workshop on AI-assisted Design for Architecture (AIDArc), held in conjunction with ISCA. Dr. Chen has served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computers, program committee member in top computer architecture conferences, reviewer for several IEEE and ACM journals, and panelist of multiple NSF panels related to computer systems architecture. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and ACM, and a member of the IEEE HPCA Hall of Fame.


Research Interests

STAR Lab (System Technology and Architecture Research)

The STAR Lab focuses on the research, development and educational endeavors in the broad area of computing systems. We perform cutting-edge research on a variety of system technologies and architectures to improve the performance, energy-efficiency, reliability and security of computing systems across a growing landscape, from embedded/mobile devices to supercomputers and data-centers.