IEEE Life Fellow. Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston. Pursued studies in artificial intelligence (AI) in Computer Science at Harvard University.
From 1995 to 2002, as a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories, AT&T, and later Lucent Technologies in Murray Hill, NJ. Research focused on AI, speech recognition, and speaker authentication.
In 2002, Established Li Creative Technologies, Inc. (LCT) in Florham Park, NJ. LCT stands as an advanced technology provider. Acting as a CEO and principal investigator, successfully secured over 50 research contracts from the US Government and private companies. Expertise include AI, DSP, speech and speaker recognition, and NLP. Led a talented team in inventing groundbreaking technologies for various industries and achieving top performance outcomes. These achievements encompass 3D soundstage audio for entertainment across devices, advanced dereverberation techniques for optimal voice quality in smartphones and videoconferences, machine translation solutions for government operations, microphone arrays for far-field voice control in IoT devices, and biometric solutions with near 0% error rate. These innovative technologies have been commercialized as new products and computer applications in the market.
Has been recognized with prestigious awards, including the CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award, the Best Consumer Technology/Electronic Company Award, and the Small Business Success Award, among others. He has been an elected member of two Technical Committees within the IEEE Signal Processing Society, served on several IEEE and international conference committees, and acted as a judge for the CES Innovation Award. Additionally, Dr. Li severed as a reviewer for numerous IEEE publications and international conferences. He holds over two dozen patents, authored a book on AI, and published over 100 research papers. Dr. Li has been honored with the Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and is featured in Marquis Who's Who in America.