Computer Architect at-large
SysML Research, Facebook AI Research (FAIR)
Facebook, Inc.
Cambrige, Massachusetts
Office: 100 Binney Street, Cambridage, MA 02142
Phone: (650) 709-9452

[ CV | Research Group | Publications | Course Slides | Publications | Professional Service | TPC | Awards | Others ]

Hsien-Hsin Sean Lee leads the Boston SysML Research group at Facebook AI Research (FAIR). Previously, he directed the EDA design flow solutions and oversaw the entire PDK development for IC design customers at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), Taiwan. Prior to TSMC, he was a tenured Associate Professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech, an Architecture Manager at Agere Systems and a senior processor architect at Intel. Dr. Lee holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He was a receipt of the Department of Energy Early CAREER Award in 2005 and the NSF CAREER Award in 2007. He has published two book chapters and more than 100 technical articles including 4 Best Paper Awards and one 10-year most influential paper award (ITC). He served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on Computers, IEEE Trans. on CAD, ACM Trans. on Architecture and Code Optimization, and IEEE MICRO. He also served as the General Chair of IISWC 2010, the Program Co-Chair of MICRO 2016, the Program Chair of ISCA 2021 Industry Track, an Executive Committee Member for IEEE-TCCA, an Industry Advisory Board Member for IEEE Computer Society and a TPC Member for more than 90 international conferences. Dr. Lee holds 19 China patents and 31 US patents and is a Fellow of the IEEE.


Professional Service
Assoc. Editor IEEE Micro, 2016-Present
Industry Advisory Board IEEE Computer Society, 2016-Present
Executive Committee Member IEEE Technical Committee on Computer Architecture (TCCA), 2017-2019
Search Committee Chair Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Micro, 2018
Guest Editor IEEE Micro Special Topic on Automotive Computing, 2018
Assoc. Editor IEEE Transactions on Comptuers, 2012-2015.
Assoc. Editor IEEE Transactions on Comptuer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, 2010-2013.
Assoc. Editor ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization, 2009-2015.
Assoc. Editor International Journal of Embedded Systems, 2004-2007.
Program Chair Industry Track, 48th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA-48), Valencia, Spain, 2021.
Program Co-chair 49th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO-49), Taipei, Taiwan, 2016.
General Chair 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization (IISWC-2010), Atlanta, GA, 2010.

Technical Program Committee Member Service (only the major ones listed)
IEEE MICRO Top Picks 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
ISCA 2006, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 (Program Chair, Industry Track)
MICRO 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016 (Program Co-chair), 2020
HPCA 2007, 2016, 2021
ICCAD 2018, 2019, 2020
ICCD 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012
DATE 2013, 2014, 2015
ASP-DAC 2012, 2013, 2014

Honor and Awards
¥ IEEE Fellow, 2017. Citation: For contribution to 3D integrated circuits and computer architecture.
¥ 10-Year Most Significant Paper Award, International Test Conference, 2017
¥ Best Paper Award, The ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems (ANCS 2011), NY, 2011.
¥ IBM Faculty Award, 2011
¥ NSF CAREER Award, 2007
¥ ECE Outstanding Junior Faculty Member Award, Georgia Tech, 2006
¥ Best Paper Award, the 2nd IBM Watson Conference on Interaction between Architecture, Circuits, and Compilers (P=AC2), Yorktown Heights, NY, 2005.
¥ Department of Energy Early CAREER PI Award, 2005.
¥ Best Paper Award, ACM/IEEE International Conference on Compilers, Architecture, Synthesis for Embedded Systems (CASES-2004), Washington D.C., 2004.
¥ Horace H. Rackham Distinguished Dissertation Award, University of Michigan, 2001.
¥ Best Paper Award, the 33rd ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO-33), Monterey, California, 2000.
¥ Intel Foundation Fellowship, 2000-2001.
¥ Intel Division Award, 1998.
¥ Valedictorian, Class 1990, National Tsinghua University, 1990.
¥ President Mei Memorial Award, 1989.

My Course Sldies at GT (2002-2014)
ECE2030 Introduction to Computer Engineering
ECE4100/6100 Advanced Computer Architecture
ECE4893A/CS4803MPG Multicore and GPU Programming for Video Games (Co-taught with Aaron Lanterman)
CS8803 Optimizations for Embedded Systems (Co-taught with Santosh Pande at Korea University)

Teaching at GT (2002-2014)
ECE4893A/CS4803MPG Multicore and GPU Programming for Video Games (Co-taught with Aaron Lanterman)
ECE2030 Introduction to Computer Engineering
ECE3055 Computer Architectures and Operating Systems
ECE4100/6100 Advanced Computer Architecture
ECE7102 RISC Architecture
CS8803 Optimizations for Embedded Systems (Offered at Korea Univeristy, co-taught with Santosh Pande)
CS8001 Computer Architecture Seminar, a.k.a. Arch-Beer (co-taught with Milos Prvulovic and Gabriel Loh)

If you have nothing better to do ...
¥ My other non-peer reviewed articles (Warning! Not for geeks)
¥ My Flickr

Random (Un)Admirable Qoutes
¥ "Necessity is the mother of invention." — Plato.
"Laziness is the father of invention." — Hsien-Hsin Lee and many others.
¥ "You just need to convince 15 reviewers; it is not hard, is it?" — Hsien-Hsin Lee about how to get a PhD in computer architecture.
¥ "Don't be emcumbered by history, go off and do something wonderful." — Bob Noyce.
¥ "Technology is like fish. The longer it stays on the shelf, the less desirable it becomes." — Andrew Heller, IBM.
¥ "Many venture capitalists are simply lucky imbeciles hiring other lucky imbeciles to run most of the Valley companies." — Frank Petkovich, Business Week.
¥ "It wasn't until I was editing the movie that I realized that the most powerful thing in the movie isn't there — it's about what could have been. It's not a heroic story about seeing something, going out and getting it. It's about being afraid to get it." — Ang Lee's comment on the making of Brokeback Mountain.

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