Dong Li is an assistant professor at Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Merced since 2015. Previously (2011-2014), he was a research scientist at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Before that, he earned his PhD in computer science from Virginia Tech. Dong's research focuses on HPC, and maintains a strong relevance to computer systems. The core theme of his research is to study how to enable scalable and efficient execution of scientific and enterprise applications on increasingly complex large-scale parallel systems. His work creates innovation in runtime, architecture, performance modeling, and programming models; His work often coordinates software and hardware to solve challenges on fault tolerance and execution efficiency of large-scale parallel systems. Dong received a CAREER Award from NSF (2016), a Berkeley Lab University Faculty Fellowship (2016), and an ORNL/CSMD Distinguished Contributor Award (2013). His paper in SC’14 was nominated as the best student paper.