Principal Investigator

Lili Su

Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Khoury College of Computer Sciences (by courtesy)

Northeastern University

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Phone: (808)4433198

Office: 409 Dana Research Center, 100 Forsyth St, Boston, MA 02115


I am looking for self-motivated PhD students and Postdocs with interests and expertise in distributed machine learning, system defense and fault-tolerance, optimization, and cyber-physical systems!



I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a courtesy appointment in Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University.

From 2017-2020, I was a Postdoc in Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), MIT. I got my Ph.D degree and Master degree from UIUC ECE in 2017 and 2014, respectively.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2024 
  • Sony Faculty Innovation Award, Sony AI, 2022
  • Best Student Paper Award Runner-up,  The 30th International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC), 2016
  • Best Student Paper Award, The 17th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems, 2015
  • Rising Stars in EECS, 2018
  • Sundaram Seshu International Student Fellowship, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2016-2017
  • (Service Award) Outstanding Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Communication, 2015