Lei Yang

Dr. Lei Yang received her Ph.D. degree in 2008 from Northwestern University, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Prior to that, she received her M.S. degree in 2005 from Northwestern University, and her B.S. degree in 2003 from Peking University. She worked and published on a wide range of embedded system design topics including data compression, memory hierarchy design, and user satisfaction driven power management. Dr. Yang was the recipient of the prestigious Presidential Fellowship Award and the Murphy Fellowship Award. Her inventions, CRAMES and PBPM, won the 2007/2008 Computerworld Horizon Award for high-impact commercially-used information technology. Dr. Yang is now a full-time software engineer at Google. She is actively engaged with the Google research award program, and is the Google liaison for several university research proposals funded partially by Google.

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