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Shuai Li, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Joint Faculty, Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical Engineering
​Affiliate Faculty, Institute for a Secure & Sustainable Environment
​University of Tennessee Knoxville
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Dr. Li graduated from Purdue University with a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering, and three Master's degrees in Construction Engineering and Management, Industrial Engineering, and Economics. He also holds two Bachelor’s degrees in Hydroelectric Engineering and Project Management from Tianjin University. Dr Li's research is funded by National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, Department of Defense, United States Geological Survey, and leading technology companies. Dr. Li's research contributes to the core areas of robotics, artificial intelligence, and data revolution, and develop use-inspired cyber-physical systems to transform the future of work and reshape the future of sustainability. Dr. Li has published more than 80 papers in top journals and prestigious conference proceedings. Dr. Li also received multiple professional awards including Chancellor's Award for Professional Promise in Research and Creative Achievement Award, David Goodpasture Endowed Faculty Award, Tickle College of Engineering Professional Promise in Research Award, and Success in Multidisciplinary Research Award from the University of Tennessee Knoxville, Collingwood Prize from American Society of Civil Engineers, Best Paper Award from the Journal of Building and Environment, and Outstanding Reviewer Recognition for the Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering.

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