Songze Li

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Email: songzeli8824 [at] gmail [dot] com

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About Me

I am currently working as a blockchain researcher with Prof. David Tse at Stanford University. My research has been focusing on designing and implementing the next-generation scalable blockchain systems. I am leading a multi-institute effort on developing a testnet for the Prism blockchain technology.


I received my PhD degree from the Electrical Engineering Department at University of Southern California. During my PhD, I was working with Prof. Salman Avestimehr, on designing efficient, scalable, and secure distributed computing systems for large-scale machine learning and data analytics.

I received my B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from NYU in 2011, and my M.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from USC in 2016.

Distinctions & Awards

Research Interests

  • Distributed computing systems for big data analytics
    • Gradient compression in distributed deep learning
    • In-network codes to reduce data shuffling load in distributed computing
    • Erasure codes to alleviate the effect of straggling servers

  • Blockchain systems
    • Secure and scalable blockchain designs
    • Efficient data availability proof for light clients

  • Edge/fog computing