Katie Lim

I am a PhD student in the school of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. My research interests are in computer architecture and operating systems with a focus on heterogeneous architectures. I also enjoy open-source hardware projects and have contributed to OpenPiton and lowRISC.


Ph.D, Computer Science and Engineering (2018-)
University of Washington, WA
Advisor: Prof. Tom Anderson

BSE, Computer Science (2014-2018), Summa cum Laude
Princeton University, NJ
Latin Salutatorian
Senior Thesis Advisor: Prof. David Wentzlaff


lowRISC, Cambridge, UK (Summer 2017)
Research Intern
Advisor: Dr. Robert Mullins

Microsoft, Seattle, WA (Summer 2016)
Explorer Intern


Awards & Honors

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellow - National Science Foundation (2018 - 2023)
  • ARCS Fellow - ARCS Foundation (2018-2021)
  • Marilyn Fries Endowed Regental Fellowship - University of Washington (2018)
  • Outstanding Computer Science Senior Thesis Prize - Princeton University (2018)
  • Phi Beta Kappa - Princeton University (2017)
  • Accenture Prize in Computer Science - Princeton University (2017)
  • Tau Beta Pi - Princeton University (2016)
  • Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence - Princeton University (2015)