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 1996. Her research is in the areas of computer architecture, multicore processors, memory systems, performance evaluation and benchmarking, workload characterization, and reconfigurable computing.
Professor John's research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Semiconductor Research Consortium (SRC), DARPA, Lockheed Martin, AMD, Oracle, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Motorola, Freescale, Dell, Samsung, Texas Instruments, etc.. She is recipient of NSF CAREER award (1996), 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.
Professor John holds 8 U. S. patents and has published 16 book chapters, 170 refereed journal and conference publications, and approximately 50 workshop papers. She has coauthored books on Digital Systems Design using VHDL (Cengage Publishers), Digital Systems Design using Verilog (Cengage Publishers) and has edited a book on Computer Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking (CRC Press). She has also edited three books on workload characterization.
Professor John is in the editorial board of IEEE-Micro and has served in the past as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Computers and IEEE Transactions on VLSI and. She is a member of IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, ACM, and ACM SIGARCH. She is an IEEE Fellow.