Dr. Songze Li is an assistant professor at the Internet of Things thrust in HKUST (GZ), and an affiliate assistant professor at CSE department in HKUST (CWB). Before joining HKUST in 2020, Dr. Li worked as a researcher at Stanford University. Prior to that, Dr. Li spent a year as a research scientist with Applied Protocol Research. Dr. Li received his Ph.D. degree from University of Southern California in 2018, and his B.Sc. degree from New York University in 2011, both in electrical engineering.

Dr. Li’s current research interest is on developing secure, scalable, and accurate distributed computing and learning solutions, mainly focused on the areas of federated learning and blockchains. Dr. Li was Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship finalist in 2017. He received the Best Paper Award at NeurIPS-20 Workshop on Scalability, Privacy, and Security in Federated Learning.