Imperial College London

Professor Geoffrey Ye Li

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Chair in Wireless Systems

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804Electrical EngineeringSouth Kensington Campus




Awards and Recognitions


  • IEEE Fellow (since 2006) for contribution in Signal Processing for Wireless Communications.
  • Thank a Teacher Certificate for being a great teacher in appreciation the teaching style and dedication to helping students learn in Digital Communications by the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) of Georgia Tech., March 2008.
  • 2010 Stephen O. Rice Prize Paper Award from the IEEE Communications Society in the field of Communication Theory.
  • 2013 James E. Avant Garde Award from the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society for advancing the state-of-art in OFDM-aided wireless communications.
  • 2014 Jack Neubauer Memorial Award from the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.
  • 2017 Award for Advances in Communication from the IEEE Communications Society for an outstanding paper that opened a new line in Green Communications and published in any IEEE Communications Society publication in the previous 15 years.
  • 2017 IEEE SPS Donald G. Fink Overview Paper Award for a journal article that has had substantial impact over several years on a subject related to the Society’s technical scope.
  • 2019 IEEE Communications Society Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award for outstanding contribution to wireless signal transmission and processing.
  • World’s Most Influential Scientific Mind , also known as Highly Cited Researcher , by Thomson Reuters ( in 2001-2014, 2016 – 2020.

Technical Recognition:

  • 2013 Wireless Communications Recognition Award from the in IEEE Communications Society Wireless Communications Technical Committee for outstanding technical contributions in the field and service to the scientific and engineering communities.
  • 2017 Distinguished Technical Achievement Recognition Award from the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Green Communications and Computing (TCGCC) for outstanding technical leadership and achievement in green wireless communications and networks.
  • 2017 SPEC Technical Recognition Award from the IEEE Communications Society Signal Processing and Communications Electronics (SPCE) Technical Committee for outstanding contributions to the technological advancement of signal processing for communications.
  • 2019 TCCN Recognition Award for outstanding contributions to cooperative signal processing in cognitive radio from the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks (TCCN).

Best Conference Paper Awards:

  • IEEE PIMRC’14 Best Paper Award.
  • IEEE Globecom’18 Best Paper Award.
  • 2019 IEEE TCGCC Best Conference Paper Award.
  • IEEE Globecom’19 Best Paper Award.

Distinguished Lecturer:

  • IEEE Communications Society (2009 – 2010)
  • IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (2016 – 2020)

Service Recognitions:

  • Certificate of Merit for as a General Co-Chair of GlobalSIP 2014 “for dedication and leadership in organizing the Global Conference on Signal and information Processing (GlobalSIP)” from IEEE Signal Processing Society.
  • Vehicular Technology Conference General Co-Chair Recognition for exemplary contributions to the success of the 2019 IEEE VTC’19 Fall from IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.