Professor and Dean, School of Information Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)
Prof. Li received his B.S. degree from USTC in 1982 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University in 1983 and 1988 respectively—both in electrical engineering. In 1987, he joined the faculty of Lehigh University as an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. In 1993, he was promoted to associate professor with tenure. In 1998, he was promoted to full professor. From 1998 to 2010, he worked in several high-tech companies in the Silicon Valley with technical and management responsibilities. In March of 2010, he was appointed his current position at USTC.
Prof. Li has been elected to Fellow of IEEE for contributions to image and video coding algorithms, standards, and implementations. He served as the editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology. He served as a guest editor for a special issue of IEEE Proceedings. He served as the chair of several Technical Committees in IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and IEEE International Conferences. He served as the chair of Best Student Paper Award Committee for SPIE Visual Communications and Image Processing Conference.
Prof. Li has made many contributions to International Standards. His inventions on Fine Granularity Scalable Video Coding and Shape Adaptive Wavelet Coding have been included into the MPEG-4 International Standard. He served as a member of MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group) of ISO (International Standard Organization) and an editor of MPEG-4 International Standard. He served as a founding member of the Board of Directors of MPEG-4 Industry Forum. As a technical advisor, he also made contributions to the Chinese Audio Video coding Standard and its applications.
Prof. Li received a Certificate of Appreciation from ISO/IEC as a project editor in development of International Standard in 2004, the Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1992 at Lehigh University, and the first Guo Mo-Ruo Prize for Outstanding Student in 1980 at USTC.