Victor On-kwok Li

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LI, On-kwok, Victor
Born (1954-10-11) October 11, 1954 (age 62)
Hong Kong
Other names 李安国 (Li On-kwok), Victor Li On-kwok, Victor Li
Residence United States
Nationality Hong Kong
United States
Fields Information technology
Renewable energy
Social network
Wireless network
Mathematical optimization
Institutions Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Hong Kong 1997-present)
Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California (1981-1997)
Alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Doctoral advisor Wilbur Davenport
Notable awards Government of Hong Kong Bronze Bauhinia Star, 2001

Professor Victor On-kwok Li (born October 11, 1954) is an American Hong Kong academic.[1] He is best known for his contributions to the development of Information technology. He received the Government of Hong Kong Bronze Bauhinia Star in 2001,[2] and he is a fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Prof. Li is currently chair professor and head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He also serves as Managing Director of Versitech Ltd.[3] He is also on the boards of SUNeVision Ltd., Ltd.,[4] and Anxin-China Holding Ltd.[5] Prof. Li also chairs the Executive Committee, HKU Initiative on Clean Energy and Environment.[6]

From 2007 to 2012, he served as Associate Dean of Engineering at HKU. Before joining HKU in 1997, he was a professor of electrical engineering (EE) at the University of Southern California (USC) and director of Information Sciences Institute of USC. He chaired the Computer Communications Technical Committee of the IEEE Communications Society from 1987 to 1989, and the Los Angeles Chapter of the IEEE Information Theory Group from 1983 to 1985.

Prof. Li's doctoral adviser was Prof. Wilbur Davenport,[7] who was a student of Prof. Robert Fano.