Jian Li

Jian Li

University of Florida
IEEE Region
Region 3 (Southeastern U.S.)
Technical Area
Radar Systems

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Dr. Jian Li received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from The Ohio State University, Columbus, in 1987 and 1991, respectively. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville. Her current research interests include spectral estimation, statistical and array signal processing, and their applications to radar, sonar, and biomedical engineering.

Dr. Li's publications include Robust Adaptive Beamforming (2005, Wiley), Spectral Analysis: the Missing Data Case (2005, Morgan & Claypool), MIMO Radar Signal Processing (2009, Wiley), and Waveform Design for Active Sensing Systems -- A Computational Approach (2011, Cambridge University Press).

Dr. Li is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of IET. She is a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences (Brussels). . She is a co-author of the paper that has received the M. Barry Carlton Award for the that has received the Best Paper Award in 2013 from the IEEE Signal Processing Society best paper published in IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems in 2005. She is also a co-author of a paper published in IEEE Transactions on Signal processing.

Dr. Li's publications are highly cited with an H-index almost 100. Her Google Scholar citations can be found at:


  • 2023-2024 Distinguished Lecturer
  • 2005 M. Barry Carlton Award
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