Ping Li
Head of Cognitive Computing Lab


Ping Li graduated with his PhD in statistics from Stanford University, where he also earned two master’s degrees in computer science and electrical engineering. Prior to Stanford, Mr. Li completed graduate degrees from the University of Washington (Seattle). He received the Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR-YIP) and the Young Investigator Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR-YIP). Mr. Li also received the NIPS 2014 Best Paper Award, the ASONAM 2014 Best Paper Award, and the KDD 2006 Best Student Paper Award. Mr. Li’s research interests include statistical machine learning, information retrieval, randomized algorithms, compressed sensing, knowledge and reasoning, and NLP, among other topics. Dr. Ping Li has supervised more than 10 PhD students and postdoctoral researchers, most of whom have become university faculty members.