Borg Award recognizes Peh's research and outreach

By Hilary Parker
June 21, 2007

Li-Shiuan PehLi-Shiuan Peh has been named the winner of the 2007 Anita Borg Early Career Award by the Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research.  The annual prize is presented to a female computer scientist or engineer who has made significant research contributions and whose work “has had a positive and significant impact on advancing women in the computing research community.”

Peh, an assistant professor of electrical engineering, has engaged in numerous activities to advance women in technical fields.  Since 2003, she has served as the faculty co-adviser of the Princeton Graduate Women in Science and Engineering organization, helping to organize activities within and beyond Princeton to attract women of all ages to science and engineering.  She has also organized and participated in a summer workshop for minorities in computer architecture and spoken as part of a distinguished women faculty lecture series at the University of Texas at Austin.

In her research, Peh specializes in the performance and power consumption of interconnection networks, which are used in multiprocessors and a wide array of communications systems.  The holder of three patents, Li served as the guest editor of the 2007 IEEE Micro special issue on on-chip networks and the program co-chair of this year’s IEEE International Symposium on Networks on Chip.

Peh joined the University faculty in 2002 after completing her Ph.D. in computer science at Stanford University in 2001. She is the previous recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, a Sloan Research Fellowship and the University’s E. Lawrence Keys/Emerson Electric Co. Faculty Advancement Award, among other honors.