Fellow of 2013, LI, Professor, On Kwok Victor 李安國


FHKEng (2013)

Academic degrees:
SB, SM, EE, ScD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT

Professional qualifications:

Honours, affiliations and other appointments:
– BBS;
– Senior Visiting Fellow, RAE, UK;
– Chang Jiang Chair Professor, Tsinghua University;
– Croucher Foundation Senior Research Fellow;
– Distinguished Visitor, IEEE Computer Society;
– Independent Non-Executive Director (Sunevision Holdings Ltd., Anxin-China Holdings Ltd.)

Area of Expertise:
Information technologies, wireless networks, Internet technologies and applications, optimization algorithms

Professor Li is a world-renowned researcher in information and communication technologies. He invented the NFP and MVR radio network routing protocols, and the RI-BTMA protocol to solve the hidden terminal and the exposed terminal problems in wireless networks. He pioneered wavelength-convertible optical networks and he invented the self-routing address scheme in all-optical networks. The latter resulted in two US patents licensed for commercial exploitation. He also invented SAM, the first efficient protocol which allows VCR-type user interactions in video streaming applications. More recently, he invented the Chemical Reaction Optimization (CRO) algorithm, an optimization technique which mimics chemical reactions in searching for the best solutions in optimization problems. Both SAM and CRO have been patented and licensed for commercial use. Sought by government, industry, and academic organizations, he has lectured and consulted extensively around the world.