Li Chen

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Li Chen


Affiliation: Sun Yat-sen University


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School of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, 510006

+86 20 3994 3183 

Research Interests

  • Coding Techniques


Li Chen is a Professor and Deputy Dean of the School of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University. He received the BSc degree in applied physics from Jinan University, China, in 2003, and the MSc degree in communications and signal processing and the PhD degree in communications engineering both from Newcastle University, UK, in 2004 and 2008, respectively. From 2007 to 2010, he was a Research Associate with Newcastle University. In 2010, he joined Sun Yat-sen University where he became a full Professor in 2016. From 2011 to 2012, he was an occasional Visiting Scholar with the Institute of Network Coding, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. From Jul. to Sept. 2015, he was a Visitor at the Institute of Communication Engineering, Ulm University, Germany. From Oct. 2015 to Jun. 2016, he was a Visiting Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, USA. His primary research interests include information theory, error-correction codes and data communications. He was a recipient of the British Overseas Research Scholarship (ORS) and the 2014 Chinese Young Information Theory Researcher Award. He has been a Principle Investigator for three National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) projects and a Co-Investigator of a National Basic Research Program (973 program) Project. He has also been involved in organizing several international conferences, including the 2018 IEEE Information Theory Workshop in Guangzhou. He likes reading and photography.