Li Earns CAREER Award

Winter 2020

Xin LiXin Li, assistant professor of computer science, has been selected by the National Science Foundation for its CAREER Award, which recognizes early-stage scholars with high levels of excellence and promise.

Li’s research focuses on theoretical computer science, including pseudorandomness, complexity theory, distributed computing, and cryptography. His CAREER Award-funded project will explore pseudorandom objects and their applications in computer science. One goal of this project is to develop new techniques for the construction of error-correcting codes, which would be used both to protect against tampering attacks by adversaries and to achieve privacy and security in cryptographic systems.