Qi (Peter) Li received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston. He studied artificial intelligence (AI) in the Department of Computer Science, Harvard University.

From 1995 to 2002, Dr. Li worked at Bell Laboratories, AT&T and then Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, NJ, as a Member of Technical Staff, where his research focused on speech and speaker recognition, biometric authentication, and audio signal processing. His research in auditory-based features was implemented in the Bell Labs speaker recognition and speech recognition systems which won best performance in a speaker verification evaluation conducted by one of the largest banks in the U.S and achieved the top performance in a public robust speech recognition evaluation.

In 2002, Dr. Li established Li Creative Technologies, Inc. (LCT), located in Florham Park, NJ. LCT is an advanced technology provider and R&D contractor in AI, audio DSP, speech and speaker recognition, biometrics, natural language processing, machine translation, and 3D sound. LCT licenses and sells technology, software, solutions, and products to the consumer electronics, Internet of Things, smartphone, customer authentication and Q&A, semiconductor, and entertainment industries. LCT’s inventions on microphones array technology has enabled far-field voice control in noisy environments for smart speaker, smart TV, smartphone, robot, and automobile applications. LCT’s custom machine translation system has shown much higher translation accuracy than commercial translators on the market. LCT’s speaker authentication system has received near 0% error rate and won first place in a public evaluation. Dr. Li and his team have been awarded numerous R&D contracts from commercial companies and U.S. government agencies.

Dr. Li is an IEEE Fellow. He has been invited to serve as a judge for the CES Innovation Award from 2015 to 2019. He is the author of the book Speaker Authentication, published by Springer in 2012. He is inventor or co-inventor on 16 US patents. He has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He was an elected member of the Speech and Language Technical Committee of IEEE Signal Processing Society from 2011 to 2013, and an elected member of the Industry DSP Technology Standing Committee of the same society from 2016 to 2018. He was a Local Chair for the IEEE Workshop on Automatic Identification in 1999 as well as a section chair and committee member for several other IEEE and international conferences and workshops. Dr. Li has been active as a reviewer for many journals, international conferences, and IEEE publications.

Dr. Li received the Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019. He was listed in Marquis Who's Who in America (Millennium and 2001 Editions), Who's Who in Executives and Professionals (2004 Edition), and Madison Who’s Who (2005-2006 Editions). He and his team received the CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award issued by the International CES in 2011, the Best Consumer Technology/Electronic Company Award issued by the New Jersey Technology Council in 2006, and the Small Business Success Award issued by the New Jersey Government in 2004.   Dr Li’s publications can be downloaded from www.lilabs.com. His company’s technology, products, and demos are available at www.licreative.com.

Last Update: 8/16/2019