Prof. Geoffrey Ye Li

The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0250

Phone: (404) 385-2256
Fax: (404) 894-7883



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Personal Biography

GEOFFREY YE LI (S¡¯93-M¡¯95-SM¡¯97-F¡¯06) [Resume] received his B.S.E. and M.S.E. degrees in 1983 and 1986, respectively, from the Department of Wireless Engineering, Nanjing Institute of Technology, Nanjing, China, and his Ph.D. degree in 1994 from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Auburn University, Alabama.

He was a Teaching Assistant and then a Lecturer with Southeast University, Nanjing, China, from 1986 to 1991, a Research and Teaching Assistant with Auburn University, Alabama, from 1991 to 1994, and a Post-Doctoral Research Associate with the University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland, from 1994 to 1996. He was with AT&T Labs - Research at Red Bank, New Jersey, as a Senior and then a Principal Technical Staff Member from 1996 to 2000. Since 2000, he has been with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology as an Associate Professor and then a Full Professor. He is also holding the Cheung Kong Scholar title at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China since 2006. 

His general research interests include statistical signal processing and communications, with emphasis on cross-layer optimization for spectral- and energy-efficient networks, cognitive radios and opportunistic spectrum access, and practical issues in LTE systems. In these areas, he has published over 300 refereed journal and conference papers in addition to 26 granted patents. His publications have been cited over 21,000 times and he has been recognized as the World¡¯s Most Influential Scientific Mind, also known as a Highly-Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters. He has been involved in editorial activities for about 20 technical journals for the IEEE Communications and Signal Processing Societies. He organized and chaired many international conferences, including technical program vice-chair of IEEE ICC¡¯03, technical program co-chair of IEEE SPAWC¡¯11, general chair of IEEE GlobalSIP¡¯14 and technical program co-chair of IEEE VTC¡¯16 (Spring). He has been awarded an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to signal processing for wireless communications since 2006, and won 2010 Stephen O. Rice Prize Paper Award and 2013 WTC Wireless Recognition Award from IEEE Communications Society. He also received 2013 James Evans Avant Garde Award and 2014 Jack Neubauer Memorial Award from IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. Recently, he won 2015 Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech.




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