Dr. Lizy Kurian John holds the B. N. Gafford Professorship in Electrical Engineering in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.
She received her Ph.D. in computer engineering from The Pennsylvania State University in 1993. She joined The University of Texas Austin faculty in fall 1996.
Lizy John is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on VLSI and is in the editorial board of IEEE-Micro. She is a senior member of IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, and a member of ACM, and ACM SIGARCH. She is also a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi and Phi Kappa Phi. She has coauthored a book on Digital Systems Design using VHDL (Thomson Publishers) and has edited a book on Computer Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking She has also edited three books on workload characterization and holds 3 US patents.
She has published 16 book chapters, 150 refereed journal and conference publications, and approximately 50 workshop papers. She teaches courses on superscalar microprocessors, performance evaluation and benchmarking, computer architecture, and digital design. Lizy John's research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, DARPA, Lockheed Martin, IBM, Intel, Motorola, AMD, Dell, Samsung, Sun Microsystems, Texas Instruments, Tivoli, and Microsoft Corporations.
She is recipient of NSF CAREER award, UT Austin Engineering Foundation Faculty Award (2001), Halliburton, Brown and Root Engineering Foundation Young Faculty Award (1999), University of Texas Alumni Association Teaching Award (2004), The Pennsylvania State University Outstanding Engineering Alumnus (2011) etc. She has coauthored a book on Digital Systems Design using VHDL (Cengage Publishers) and has edited a book on Computer Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking. She is an IEEE Fellow.