Bojie Li is an Assistant Scientist, Assistant Chief Expert, and Technical Expert with Computer Network and Protocol Lab, Distributed and Parallel Software Lab, Central Software Institute, Huawei 2012 Labs. His research interest is data center network and systems. In 2019, Dr. Li obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA), supervised by Prof. Lintao Zhang and Prof. Enhong Chen. He has published papers on top conferences such as SIGCOMM, SOSP, NSDI, ATC, and PLDI. He is a recipient of ACM China Doctoral Dissertation Award and Microsoft Research Asia Ph.D. Fellowship Award.

李博杰华为2012实验室/中央软件院/分布式与并行软件实验室/计算机网络与协议实验室的助理科学家、助理首席专家和技术专家,研究方向为数据中心网络与系统。2019年,李博杰在中国科学技术大学微软亚洲研究院的联合培养博士生项目中取得计算机科学博士学位,导师为张霖涛教授陈恩红教授。他在 SIGCOMM、SOSP、NSDI、ATC、PLDI 等顶级会议上发表多篇论文,曾获 ACM 中国优秀博士学位论文奖和“微软学者”奖学金。

Curriculum Vitae (Resume).

Research Projects.

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Brief Intro to My Projects at Huawei

2020/04 - now: next-generation data center network and interconnect.

My role: one of the software architects. I designed multiple key innovations of the project.

See here for the video of a public talk by Dr. Kun Tan on APNet ‘21. [Backup link]

We are hiring exceptional people with passion for rethinking next generation data center architecture. We are one of the only teams that work closely with designers of virtually every chip in a server: from main CPU, to SmartNICs, storage and NPU (AI accelerator), which opens up a vast design space. We also have strong academic expertise and production experience in distributed systems and data center networking, which enable us to identify problems of state-of-the-art technologies, and design novel architectures to reshape the decades-old data center interconnects. Our team spreads over Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Hangzhou.

2019/06 - 2020/04: Architect and Committer of MindSpore AKG (Auto Kernel Generator), open source.

AKG automatically compiles mathematical formulas written by kernel developers or graph optimization engine to low-level assembly of an NPU (neural processing unit). To maximize performance, AKG uses polyhedral compilation to fully automate scheduling and memory management in a complicated memory hierarchy of an NPU.

My role: architect and technical leader of dynamic shape; one of the architects of polyhedral compilation framework; one of the committers.

My technical contributions:

  • Propose and implement novel solutions to non-affine access, parametric tiling, etc., which are classic open problems in polyhedral compilation;
  • Refine polyhedral schedule constraints to fit NPU architecture;
  • Design a combined manual and automatic schedule mechanism;
  • Design the architecture and key algorithms to support dynamic shape, e.g., algebraic simplification of multivariate polynomial.


List of Publications (Google Scholar).

First-author publications:

  • 1Pipe: Scalable Total Order Communication in Data Center Networks
    Bojie Li, Gefei Zuo, Wei Bai, Lintao Zhang.
    Proceedings of the 2021 ACM SIGCOMM Conference (SIGCOMM ‘21).
  • SocksDirect: Datacenter Sockets Can be Fast and Compatible
    Bojie Li, Tianyi Cui (co-first authors), Zibo Wang, Wei Bai, Lintao Zhang.
    Proceedings of the 2019 ACM SIGCOMM Conference (SIGCOMM ‘19).
  • KV-Direct: High-Performance In-Memory Key-Value Store with Programmable NIC
    Bojie Li, Zhenyuan Ruan (co-first authors), Wencong Xiao, Yuanwei Lu, Yongqiang Xiong, Andrew Putnam, Enhong Chen, Lintao Zhang.
    Proceedings of the 26th Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP ‘17).
  • ClickNP: Highly flexible and High-performance Network Processing with Reconfigurable Hardware
    Bojie Li, Kun Tan, Layong (Larry) Luo, Yanqing Peng, Renqian Luo, Ningyi Xu, Yongqiang Xiong, Peng Cheng.
    Proceedings of the 2016 ACM SIGCOMM Conference (SIGCOMM ‘16).

Co-authored publications (ORDER BY publication_date DESC):

  • StaR: Breaking the Scalability Limit for RDMA
    Xizheng Wang, Guo Chen, Xijin Yin, Huichen Dai, Bojie Li, Binzhang Fu, Kun Tan.
    2021 IEEE 29th International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP ‘21).
  • AKG: Automatic Kernel Generation for Neural Processing Units Using Polyhedral Transformations
    Jie Zhao, Bojie Li, Wang Nie, Zhen Geng, Renwei Zhang, Xiong Gao, Bin Cheng, Chen Wu, Yun Cheng, Zheng Li, Peng Di, Kun Zhang, Xuefeng Jin.
    Proceedings of the 42nd ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Languages Design and Implementation (PLDI ‘21).
  • Online Deadline-Aware Task Dispatching and Scheduling in Edge Computing
    Jiaying Meng, Haisheng Tan, Xiang-Yang Li, Zhenhua Han, Bojie Li.
    IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), 2020.
  • Joint Heterogeneous Server Placement and Application Configuration in Edge Computing
    Jiaying Meng, Chaoliang Zeng, Haisheng Tan, Zining Li, Bojie Li, Xiang-Yang Li.
    IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS ‘19).
  • MP-RDMA: Enabling RDMA With Multi-Path Transport in Datacenters
    Guo Chen, Yuanwei Lu, Bojie Li, Kun Tan, Yongqiang Xiong, Peng Cheng, Jiansong Zhang, Thomas Moscibroda.
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN), 2019.
  • Towards Stateless RNIC for Data Center Networks
    Pulin Pan, Guo Chen, Xizheng Wang, Huichen Dai, Bojie Li, Binzhang Fu, Kun Tan.
    Proceedings of the 3rd Asia-Pacific Workshop on Networking (APNet ‘19).
  • Dedas: Online Task Dispatching and Scheduling with Bandwidth Constraint in Edge Computing
    Jiaying Meng, Haisheng Tan, Chao Xu, Wanli Cao, Liuyan Liu, Bojie Li.
    IEEE INFOCOM 2019 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications.
  • FUSO: Fast Multi-Path Loss Recovery for Data Center Networks
    Guo Chen, Yuanwei Lu, Yuan Meng, Bojie Li, Kun Tan, Dan Pei, Peng Cheng, Layong Luo, Yongqiang Xiong, Xiaoliang Wang, Youjian Zhao.
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN), 2018.
  • ST-Accel: A High-Level Programming Platform for Streaming Applications on FPGA
    Zhenyuan Ruan, Tong He, Bojie Li, Peipei Zhou, Jason Cong.
    IEEE International Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCM ‘18).
  • A High-Performance and Flexible Chemical Structure & Data Search Engine Built on CouchDB & ElasticSearch
    Ren-zhi Li, Bo-jie Li, Guo-zhen Zhang, Jun Jiang, Yi Luo.
    Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics, Volume 31, Number 2.
  • Multi-Path Transport for RDMA in Datacenters
    Yuanwei Lu, Guo Chen, Bojie Li, Kun Tan, Yongqiang Xiong, Peng Cheng, Jiansong Zhang, Enhong Chen, Thomas Moscibroda.
    Proceedings of the 15th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI ‘18).
  • The Feniks FPGA Operating System for Cloud Computing
    Jiansong Zhang, Yongqiang Xiong, Ningyi Xu, Ran Shu, Bojie Li, Peng Cheng, Guo Chen, Thomas Moscibroda.
    Proceedings of the 8th Asia-Pacific Workshop on Systems (APSys ‘17).
  • Memory Efficient Loss Recovery for Hardware-based Transport in Datacenter
    Yuanwei Lu, Guo Chen, Zhenyuan Ruan, Wencong Xiao, Bojie Li, Jiansong Zhang, Yongqiang Xiong, Peng Cheng, Enhong Chen.
    Proceedings of the First Asia-Pacific Workshop on Networking (APNet ‘17).
  • Fast and Cautious: Leveraging Multi-path Diversity for Transport Loss Recovery in Data Centers
    Guo Chen, Yuanwei Lu, Yuan Meng, Bojie Li, Kun Tan, Dan Pei, Peng Cheng, Layong (Larry) Luo, Yongqiang Xiong, Xiaoliang Wang, Youjian Zhao.
    Proceedings of the 2016 USENIX Annual Technical Conference (ATC ‘16).


  • Establishment of queue between threads in user space
    Bojie Li, Tianyi Cui, Zibo Wang, Wei Bai, Lintao Zhang.
    US Patent App. 17/289,368, 2021.

Invited Talks

Date Invited Talk
2021.07 ACM Turing Award Celebration Conference - China (ACM TURC 2021), Hefei. [Slides: ACM China Doctoral Dissertation Award Lecture]
2021.07 The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Online. [Slides: Towards SmartNICs in Data Center Systems]
2021.06 The Fifth Asia-Pacific Workshop on Networking (APNet ‘21), Online. [Slides] [Video] [Video backup link]
2020.05 Shanghai Tech. University, Online Guest Lecture. Slides
2019.11 The 2nd Internet Architecture Conference (CICC’19), Chengdu. Slides
2018.09 Google, Inc., Beijing
2018.09 Cambricon Technologies, Beijing
2017.12 Open Source Operating System Annual Technical Conference 2017 (OS2ATC ‘17), Beijing
2017.11 Baidu Corporation, Beijing
2017.11 University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei
2017.11 Fudan University, Shanghai
2017.08 The First Asia-Pacific Workshop on Networking (APNet ‘17), Hong Kong
2017.07 China SDN Research Training Camp, Nanjing
2016.10 Microsoft Research Asia Ph.D. Forum, Beijing
2016.09 Tsinghua University Ph.D. Forum, Beijing
2016.08 University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei

What is Ring0

Ring0 is the most privileged protection level in CPU architectures, in which code interacts directly with physical hardware. The concept of protection ring dates back to MULTICS in 1960s. In x86 architecture, ring0 is an acronym for OS kernel and kernel mode drivers, as opposed to user mode applications in (typically) ring 3.

My blog use this domain name to demonstrate my interest in fundamental research and technologies that build up computer systems and networks.


Date Education
2014 - 2019 Joint Ph.D. program with Microsoft Research Asia and University of Science and Technology of China, Ph.D. in Computer Science
2010 - 2014 Undergraduate, School of Gifted Young (major in Computer Science), University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui
2007 - 2010 No.2 High School, Shijiazhuang, Hebei
2004 - 2007 No.2 Middle School, Shijiazhuang, Hebei
1999 - 2004 Zhongshan Primary School, Shijiazhuang, Hebei


Date Internship
2016.09 - 2019.05 Research Intern, Intelligent Cloud and Edge group (Systems Research group), MSRA
2015.07 - 2016.09 Research Intern, Wireless and Networking group, MSRA
2014.07 - 2014.09 Research Intern, Wireless and Networking group, MSRA
2013.07 - 2014.05 Research Intern, Wireless and Networking group, MSRA

Recent Awards (selected)

Date Award
2022.03 2012实验室2021届校招优秀面试官
2022.01 北研“得冬训者得天下”跑步活动总跑量团体第2名、个人第6名
2022.01 助理首席专家
2022.01 明日之星
2021.12 助理科学家
2021.12 金牌个人奖
2021.12 金牌团队奖
2021.11 中央软件院2021年创新大赛金奖
2021.10 中央软件院2021年Hackathon大赛冠军
2021.10 北京研究所ICT稻香湖辩论赛优胜奖
2020.12 北京研究所所长奖
2020.10 2012实验室优秀新员工
2019.08 “天才少年”

Awards During Ph.D. Study

Date Award
2019.12 ACM 中国优秀博士学位论文奖 (ACM China Doctoral Dissertation Award, issued in July 2021, Award Ceremony Video, Thesis PDF)
2019.12 ACM ChinaSys 优秀博士学位论文奖 (ACM ChinaSys Doctoral Dissertation Award)
2019.06 中国科学院院长优秀奖 (CAS Presidential Scholarship)
2019.04 安徽省普通高校品学兼优毕业生 (Honored Graduate in Anhui Province)
2019.04 中国科学技术大学优秀毕业生 (Honored Graduate in USTC)
2017.12 Global 1st place in IT Pros Category, Microsoft Hackathon 2017
2017.10 微软学者奖学金 (Microsoft Research Asia Fellowship Award)
2017.10 博士生国家奖学金 (China National Ph.D. Scholarship)
2017.08 Most Impact Award in Beijing Venue, Microsoft Hackathon 2017
2016.10 Best Presentation Award, MSRA Student Techfest 2016
2016.08 Global 2nd place in Cloud and Enterprise Category, Microsoft Hackathon 2016

Awards Before Ph.D. Study

Date Award
2013.08 “微软小学者” 奖
2013.05 校优秀学生干部
2013.02 参加美国数学建模竞赛 (MCM), Successful Participant
2012.01 “网站开发讨论班” 优秀讲师
2011.10 校 Robogame 机器人大赛,团队获服务机器人组最佳创意奖
2009.10 在全国高中数学联赛中获得省一等奖 (河北省前 10 名)
2009.07 在全国高中信息学竞赛 NOI 2009 中获得铜牌 (全国第 69 名)
2008.11 在全国高中信息学联赛 NOIP 2008 中获得省一等奖 (河北省第 2 名)

Professional Activities

Date Role
2021.12 - now ACM ChinaSys 青年委员会 成员
2015.02 - now USTC 评课社区 开发团队成员
2021.06 - 2021.06 External Reviewer, APNet’21 Posters.
2020.06 - 2020.06 Reviewer, ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS)
2015.09 - 2016.01 微软亚洲研究院高级软件工程课程助教
2013.01 - 2013.07 科大格物物联创业团队成员
2012.05 - 2013.05 校学生 Linux 用户协会(Linux User Group)会长
2011.05 - 2012.05 参与创办少年班学院学生会技术部,任首任部长
2011.05 - 2012.01 校团委网络工作办公室技术部首任部长
2010.09 - 2011.05 参与创办校学生格物致知社,任副会长