Jian-Shu Li

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Jian-Shu Li (Traditional Chinese: 勵建書; Simplified Chinese: 励建书), also known as LI Jianshu, is a Chinese mathematician. He is the current Head and professor of the Department of Mathematics at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.


Li is the current President of the Hong Kong Mathematical Society (香港數學會/香港数学会).

Li was born in Xiaoshan (current Xiaoshan District), Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. He graduated from Xiaoshan Middle School. Li studied mathematics at the Department of Mathematics at Zhejiang University. He later obtained his Ph.D. in mathematics from Yale University.[1] Before returning to Hong Kong, Li was a professor at the University of Maryland, College Park and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[2]

Currently Li is a Professor of Mathematics at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is also a researcher at the Center of Mathematical Sciences, Zhejiang University, as well as a guest professor and doctoral advisor at Zhejiang University's Department of Mathematics.[3]

Selected works[edit]

  • "Singular unitary representations of classical groups", Invent. Math. 97 (1989), no. 2, 237–255.
  • "Nonvanishing theorems for the cohomology of certain arithmetic quotients", J. Reine Angew. Math. 428 (1992), 177–217.
  • "Theta lifting for unitary representations with nonzero cohomology", Duke Math. J. 61 (1990), no. 3, 913–937.
  • "On the classification of irreducible low rank unitary representations of classical groups", Compositio Math. 71 (1989), no. 1, 29–48.
  • "Ramanujan duals and automorphic spectrum", with M. Burger and P. Sarnak, Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.) 26 (1992), no. 2, 253–257.

Awards and honors[edit]

Li has been a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) since 2013.[4]


  1. ^ http://www.xsnet.cn/gb/content/2005-04/02/content_387825.htm
  2. ^ http://www.xskscz.net/xxgl/ShowArticle.asp?ArticleID=208
  3. ^ http://www.cms.zju.edu.cn/teachers3.asp?UserId=15&Version=
  4. ^ HKUST Mathematics Professor Elected to Chinese Academy of Sciences

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