• USA-1998

    For fundamental contributions to computer systems and architecture, by introducing and demonstrating the effectiveness of Shared Virtual Memory.

Kai Li, the Paul M. Wythes and Marcia R. Wythes Professor in Computer Science. His research interests involve distributed and parallel systems, operating systems, storage systems, and content-based search of feature-rich data. In 2001, he co-founded Data Domain Inc., a provider of deduplication storage systems for efficient backup and data replication for disaster recovery. The company was acquired by EMC Corp. in 2009. Professor Li is an ACM fellow, IEEE fellow, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the Washington State Academy of Sciences. In 2012, he won the ACM SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award and the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Chinese Institute of Engineers.