Qinglei Cao | Omni Computing Lab

qinglei.cao (at) slu.edu

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About Me

I'm an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Saint Louis University (SLU) since the Fall of 2023, where I direct the Omni Computing Lab. I completed my Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2022 under the guidance of Dr. Jack Dongarra (Turing Award 2021) and Dr. George Bosilca at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I obtained my B.S. and M.E. degrees in China from Hunan University (2009) and Ocean University of China (2016), respectively. Before joining SLU, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2023) and a Member of Technical Staff at Cerebras Systems (2022-2023). I also served as an HPC Software Developer & Research Scientist at the National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), contributing to the development and research of the TH-1A and TH-2 supercomputers (2009-2013). My research interest lies in areas of High-performance Computing (HPC) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)---including parallel and distributed computing, task-based runtime systems, linear algebra algorithms, and large-scale machine learning & deep learning. Notably, one of my first-authored papers was a finalist for the ACM Gordon Bell Prize in 2022, an annual award recognizing exceptional achievements in HPC and often referred to as the 'Nobel Prize of Supercomputing'. Beyond the research activities, I enjoy basketball, tennis, fishing, hiking, and reading fantasy novels.

I am always looking for motivated undergraduate students and graduate students (Masters and PhDs) to join the Omni Computing Lab (qingleicao.com/lab). Don't hesitate to get in touch with Qinglei Cao for more information.