Prof Victor LI, BBS

Chair Professor of Information Engineering and Cheng Yu-Tung Professor in Sustainable Development, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong


Victor O.K. Li received SB, SM, EE and ScD degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.  Prof. Li is Chair of Information Engineering and Cheng Yu-Tung Professor in Sustainable Development at the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE) at the University of Hong Kong (HKU).  He is the Director of the HKU-Cambridge AI to Advance Well-being and Society Research Platform. He was the Head of EEE, Assoc. Dean (Research) of Engineering, and Managing Director of Versitech Ltd., the technology transfer and commercial arm of HKU. He serves on the board of Sunevision Holdings Ltd., listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He is Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Fano Labs Ltd., an award-winning artificial intelligence (AI) company specializing in natural language processing.  Previously, he was Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, California, USA, and Director of the USC Communication Sciences Institute. His research interests include big data, AI, optimization techniques, and their applications to important societal problems. 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 Croucher Foundation Senior Research Fellowship, and the Bronze Bauhinia Star, Government of the HKSAR.  He is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences, the IEEE, the IAE, and the HKIE.