Qi (Peter) Li received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, in 1995.
From 1995 to 2002, he worked at Bell Laboratories, AT&T and then Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, NJ, as a Member of Technical Staff in the Multimedia Communications Research Lab, where his research focused on speech and speaker recognition, biometric authentication, front-end signal processing, and speech modeling. His research results were implemented in Lucent products and made a contribution to the Bell Labs ASR system, which achieved the top performance in a public robust speech recognition evaluation. Also, he won the best performance in a speaker verification evaluation conducted by one of the largest banks in the U.S. In 2002, he established Li Creative Technologies (LcT), Inc., Florham Park, NJ. LcT is a high-tech company in R&D for acoustic, speech and image signal processing, multimedia applications, biometrics, and communication products. Dr. Li and his team have been awarded more than thirty research contracts by U.S. government agencies and private companies. He is currently conducting research in hearing, acoustic-signal processing, microphone arrays, speech and speaker recognition, noise reduction and cancellation, biometrics and image processing for various applications and commercial products. Dr. Li currently holds many issued patents and has filed more than two dozen patents. He has published more than 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He is also the author of the book Speaker Authentication, which has published by Springer in 2011.
Dr. Li has been active as a reviewer for several journals, IEEE publications, and conferences. He is an elected member of the Speech and Language Technical Committee of IEEE Signal Processing Society. He was a Local Chair for the IEEE Workshop on Automatic Identification and a committee member for several IEEE conferences and workshops. He received a best paper award, an achievement award, and several Bell Labs patent awards. He has been listed in Who's Who in America (Millennium and 2001 Editions) and Who's Who in Executives and Professionals (2004 Edition). In 2004, he received the Success Award issued by an agency of the New Jersey Government. He and his team received the Best Consumer Technology/Electronics Company Award issued by the New Jersey Technology Council in 2006 and an Innovations Design and Engineering Award issued by the International CES in 2011. His awards, patents, and publications are listed on his personal home page: www.lilabs.com, and most of his publications can be downloaded from there.