Lisa Wills

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Contact Information


  • Ph.D. Columbia University, 2014

Research Interests

I enjoy solving difficult problems surrounding computations with the goal to process large volumes of data efficiently. My research interests include computer architecture and microarchitecture, hardware-software co-designs, accelerators, and emerging application domains ― especially those in big data analytics such as genomics, graphs, and databases. One of my research goals is to greatly simplify the design, deployment, and usage of custom hardware and to leverage this research in hardware acceleration to advance state-of-the-art research in the healthcare domain as well as other natural sciences.

Courses Taught

  • ECE 590: Advanced Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 552: Advanced Computer Architecture I
  • ECE 494: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • COMPSCI 590: Advanced Topics in Computer Science
  • COMPSCI 550: Advanced Computer Architecture I
  • COMPSCI 210D: Introduction to Computer Systems

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