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Yonghui Li received his PhD degree in November 2002. Since 2003, he has been with the Centre of Excellence in Telecommunications, the University of Sydney, Australia. Li is now a Professor and Director of Wireless Engineering Laboratory in School of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Sydney. He is the recipient of the Australian Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship in 2008 and the Australian Future Fellowship in 2012.

His current research interests are in the area of wireless communications, with a particular focus on IoT, machine to machine communicaitons, MIMO, millimeter wave communications, channel coding techniques, game theory, machine learning and signal processing. Li holds a number of patents granted and pending in these fields.

Professor Li is an editor for IEEE transactions on communications, IEEE transactions on vehicular technology and an executive editor for European Transactions on Telecommunications (ETT). He received the best paper awards from IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2014, IEEE PIMRC 2017, and IEEE Wireless Days Conferences (WD) 2014.

He has published one book, more than 100 papers in premier IEEE journals and more than 100 papers in premier IEEE conferences. His publications have been cited more than 5500 times, with an h-index of 33. Six papers have been included as ISI high cited papers by ESI Web of Science, defined as top 1% of papers in the field. Several of his papers have been the top most 10 most cited papers in the respective journals since the year it was published. He is the inventor of four issued patents on 3G CDMA system design, with three patents pending on distributed coding and low-complexity channel decoding, filed by the University of Sydney in 2010.

Li has attracted more than $5 million in competitive research funding over the past 10 years in collaboration with other researchers. He has participated in $100 Millions Australia national demonstration project “Smart Grid Smart City” and designed last mile access networks.

He is the founder and director of IoT undergrduate major at the University of Sydney.