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Shuo-Yen Li
Professor Bob Li received the PhD degree in math from UC Berkeley in 1974. He taught applied math at MIT in 1974-76 and math/statistics/CS at U.Illinois, Chicago in 1976-79. After working on switching systems and theoretic research at Bell Labs/Bell core for a decade, he became Chair Professor of Information Engineering at CUHK in 1989. He was the featured scientist of Scientifc American in the Chinese 7/2007 issue. Professor Li is a cofounder of the theory of network coding. The Li-Yeung- Cai paper "Linear Network Coding" won the IEEE Information Theory Society Paper Award of Year 2005.