Li was awarded his PhD in Communication Engineering by Newcastle University of United Kingdom in 2008. Previously, he was awarded a BSc in Applied Physics by Jinan University and MSc in Communication and Signal Processing (with distinction) by Newcastle University in 2003 and 2004, respectively. His PhD thesis title is ’Design of an efficient list decoding system for Reed-Solomon and algebraic-geometric codes’. He was a UK government Overseas Research Scholarship (ORS) recipient for his PhD engagement. After his PhD, he worked as a research associate for an EPSRC project collaborated with Cambridge University. After completing his post-doc engagement in Jan. 2010, he returned to China as a lecturer with the School of Electronics and Information Technology (then School of Information Science and Technology), Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU). From 2011 and 2016, he became an associate professor and a professor of the University, respectively. From 2013, he became the associate head of Department of Electronic and Communication Engineering. From 2017 - 2020, he was the deputy dean of the School of Electronics and Communication Engineering. During 2011-12, he was a visiting researcher with the Institute of Network Coding, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. From Jul.-Oct. 2015, he was a visitor to the Institute of Communications Engineering, Ulm University, Germany. From Oct. 2015-Jun. 2016, he was a visiting associate professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, U.S. He is a senior member of the IEEE and the Chinese Institute of Electronics (CIE). He is a member of the IEEE Information Theory Society Board of Governors Conference Committee and External Nominations Committee, chair of the IEEE Information Theory Society Guangzhou Chapter, and a committee member of the CIE Information Theory Society. He is serving as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications. He was a general co-chair of IEEE ITW 2018 in Guangzhou and is now a TPC co-chair of IEEE/CIC ICCC 2022 in Foshan. His research interests include information theory, error-correction codes and data communications. He likes reading and photography.

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School of Electronics and Information Technology

Sun Yat-sen University

Guangzhou, China, 510006

+86 20 3994 3183

Research interests
Coding techniques
Coding theory