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Professor Li, Victor On Kwok 李安國

Title:
Head, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Director, The Kadoorie Institute
Professor (Non-Clinical)
Professor: Chair of Information Engineering

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Professor Li, Victor On Kwok 李安國

Title:
Head, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Director, The Kadoorie Institute
Professor (Non-Clinical)
Professor: Chair of Information Engineering

Biography

Victor O.K. Li was born and raised in Hong Kong. He joined the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, California, USA in February 1981, and became Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the USC Communication Sciences Institute.  Since September 1997 he has been with the University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong, where he is Chair Professor of Information Engineering and Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.  He served as Assoc. Dean of Engineering at HKU from 2007 to 2012.  He has also served as Managing Director of Versitech Ltd. (http://www.versitech.hku.hk/), the technology transfer and commercial arm of HKU, and on the boards of Sunevison Holdings Ltd, China.com Ltd, and Anxin-China Holdings Ltd., listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He is the Co-Convenor of the Strategic Research Theme of Computation and Information at HKU, and served as Co-Director of the Area of Excellence in Information Technology funded by the Hong Kong government.  He also chairs the Executive Committee, HKU Initiative on Clean Energy and Environment, an interdisciplinary research project including researchers from Engineering, Science, Architecture, and Government Policy.  Sought by government, industry, and academic organizations, he has lectured and consulted extensively around the world.  Prof. Li chaired the Computer Communications Technical Committee of the IEEE Communications Society 1987-1989, and the Los Angeles Chapter of the IEEE Information Theory Group 1983-1985.  He co-founded the International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (IC3N), and chaired its Steering Committee1992-1997. He also chaired various international workshops and conferences, including IEEE INFOCOM 2004 and IEEE PIMRC 2015. Prof. Li has served as an editor of IEEE Network, IEEE JSAC Wireless Communications Series, ACM/Springer Wireless Networks, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, and Telecommunication Systems.  He also guest edited special issues of IEEE JSAC, Computer Networks and ISDN Systems, and KICS/IEEE Journal of Communications and Networking.  He is now serving as an editor of Springer Networking Science. Prof. Li has been appointed to the Central Policy Unit and to the Hong Kong Information Infrastructure Advisory Committee by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).  He has also served on various other HKSAR advisory committees, including the Innovation and Technology Fund (Electronics) Vetting Committee, the Small Entrepreneur Research Assistance Programme Committee, the Engineering Panel of the Research Grants Council, and the Task Force for the Hong Kong Academic and Research Network (HARNET) Development Fund of the University Grants Committee.  He was a Distinguished Lecturer at the University of California at San Diego, at the University of London, at the National Science Council of Taiwan, and at the California Polytechnic Institute. Prof. Li has also delivered keynote speeches at many international conferences. He has received numerous awards, including the PRC Ministry of Education Changjiang Chair Professorship at Tsinghua University, the UK Royal Academy of Engineering Senior Visiting Fellowship in Communications, the Outstanding Researcher Award of HKU, the Outstanding Research Student Supervisor Award of HKU, the Croucher Foundation Senior Research Fellowship, and the Bronze Bauhinia Star, Government of HKSAR, China.  He is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences, the IEEE, the HKIE and the IAE.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
1997-08-01Distinguished Lecturer, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, Calif., USA
Research Achievement
2003-07-01Lectureship: KC Wong Education Foundation
Research Achievement
NIU, G
FAN, X
2013-11-01Best Paper Award of the Conference: Proceedings of IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence
Others
2006-04-01Chang Jiang Chair Professor: Tsinghua University, Beijing China
Teaching Accomplishment
2011-05-01Best Paper Award, Mobile Applications and Services Track: IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Spring 2011, Budapest, Hungary
Research Achievement
2002-07-01Outstanding Researcher Award: University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2004-10-01Adjunct Prof. Harbin Institute of Technology: Harbin, China
Teaching Accomplishment
Shen, D
2007-11-01Best Innovation & Research (Open) Bronze Award, Hong Kong ICT Awards 2007: Hong Kong Information Technology Federation Limited (HKITF)
Research Achievement
2011-07-01Tsinghua Guest Chair Prof. of Wireless Communication and Networking, Tsinghua University: Beijing, China
Teaching Accomplishment
2004-11-01Senior Visiting Fellow in Communications, Royal Academy of Engineering (Supported by the vodafone Group Foundation.): United Kingdom
Teaching Accomplishment
2005-04-01Integrated Multimodal Local Information System for Automobile, HKD 2 million, Co-Principal Investigator: Innovation and Technology Fund, Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2005-01-01Section Meeting Lecturer: 30th IEEE Kansai, Kansai, Japan
Teaching Accomplishment
2002-07-01Bronze Bauhinia star (Citation: For outstanding contributions to the Electronic Engineering and IT fields in Hong Kong): Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China, Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2005-01-01Forward secure cryptographic schemes for Ad Hoc Network, Grant No. HKU7136/04E, HKD666,000, Co-Principal Investigator.: Research Grants Council, Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2002-07-01Senior Research Fellowship: Croucher Foundation
Research Achievement
PhD, STUDENT
2012-07-01Best Paper Award, Evolutionary Combinatorial Optimization and Metaheuristics Track: ACM Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference
Research Achievement
2010-05-01Best Paper Award, Next Generation Networking and Internet Symposium: IEEE International Conference on Communications, Cape Town, South Africa
Research Achievement
2004-11-01EE & CS Distinguished Lecturer: Department of Electronic Engineering, University of London, Queen Mary, U.K.
Teaching Accomplishment
2003-01-01Lectureship: KC Wong Education Foundation
Research Achievement
2004-11-01Distinguished Lecturer: University of London, Queen Mary, U.K.
Teaching Accomplishment
2005-04-01Adjunct Prof. Tsinghua University: Beijing, China
Teaching Accomplishment
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Wireless networks無線網絡
Internet互聯網
Communication networks計算機通訊網絡
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English, Cantonese, Putonghua英語、粵語、普通話
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English, Chinese英文、中文
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