Prof. Geoffrey Ye Li

The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA30332-0250


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) [Research Achievements, Short CV, Full CV] 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.

His general research interests include machine learning and statistical signal processing for communications, with current emphasis on machine learning for joint signal detection and decoding, big data processing for wireless networks, vehicle communications, and practical issues in 5G and IoT. In these areas, he has published around 200 refereed journal papers in addition to many conference papers and around 40 granted patents. His publications have been cited around 33,000 times based on Google Scholar 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 awarded an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to signal processing for wireless communications since 2006. He received 2010 Stephen O. Rice Prize Paper Award and 2017 Award for Advances in Communication from the IEEE Communications Society, 2017 Donald G. Fink Overview Paper Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society, 2013 James Evans Avant Garde Award and 2014 Jack Neubauer Memorial Award from IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, and some other recognitions. Recently, he won 2015 Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech.

He has been involved in editorial activities for about 20 technical journals for the IEEE Communications and Signal Processing Societies including founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE 5G Tech Focus. 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).

More information on his recent research projects and publications can be found at ITP Lab.

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