Visiting Professor of Computer Information Systems

School of Innovation and Technology
Phone: 503-517-7410


  • Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering, UCLA
  • M.Sc. Computer Science and Engineering, UCLA
  • B.Sc. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley

Areas of Teaching:

  • Information Technology
  • Cybersecurity

Research Passion:

  • Lu has been involved in computer architecture research for many decades. In particular, he is interested in memory technology, circuitry and the organizational structure of computers. He recently acquired interests in both computer hardware and software security.

Academic Accomplishments:

  • Shih-Lien has published 3 book chapters, more than 130 technical papers and authored and co-authored more than 150 issued United States patents.
  • He has given many invited technical talks. He was awarded the SRC (Semiconductor Research Corp.) Mahboob Khan Outstanding Mentor Award in 2009, the Oregon State University (OSU) College of Engineering Engelbrecht Award for Teaching and Research in 1996, and the OSU College of Engineering Carter Award for Outstanding and Inspirational Teaching in 1995.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Fellow


Shih-Lien is on leave from his position as the Chief Solutions Officer of PieceMakers Technology. He was a Director at TSMC Research and Development from 2016 to 2021. From 1999 to 2016, he was with Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, Oregon, where he was a research scientist, a research group manager, and later the Director of Memory Architecture Lab in Intel Labs. He served on the faculty of the ECE Department at the Oregon State University as an Assistant Professor from 1991 to 1995 and as a tenured Associate Professor until 2001. From 1984 to 1991, he worked on the MOSIS project at USC/ISI which provides the US research and education community VLSI fabrication services. He migrated to the United States with his family when he was a teenager. He and his wife raised four adult sons.