Texas ECE PhD student Meng Li won first place in the 2018 ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) Grand Finals. The Grand Finals showcases winners culminating from a year-long competition in which 381 computer science students presented research projects at 26 ACM conferences. Meng Li won the First Place Gold Medal at the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Design Automation (ACM/SIGDA) Student Research Competition held at the 2017 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD) to qualify for the Grand Finals. His research competition title is "Design-for-Security Techniques for Hardware IP Supply Chain Protection."
Microsoft sponsors the SRC by providing travel grants of $500 to allow exemplary computing students to attend and present their research at major ACM computing conferences around the world.
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field's challenges.
The award was presented at the Turing Award Banquet on June 23, 2018 in San Francisco, California.
Meng Li is a fifth-year PhD at Texas ECE and is supervised by Dr. David Z. Pan. He received his MSEE at The University of Texas at Austin under Michael Orshansky.
Meng Li with Dr. John Hennessy, 10th President of Stanford, Chairman of Alphabet Inc., and 2017 Turing Award Winner.