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Sheng Li

Portrait of Sheng Li

Current University
University of Virginia

Research Area
Artificial Intelligence

Research Summary

Li's research interests include trustworthy representation learning (e.g., robustness, fairness, causality, transferability), visual intelligence, user modeling, natural language understanding, bioinformatics, and biomedical informatics.


Prior to becoming an assisitant professor of Data Science at the University of Virginia, Li was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Georgia from 2018 to 2022 and a Data Scientist in Adobe Research from 2017 to 2018. He directs the Reasoning and Knowledge Discovery Laboratory. 

Li has served as associate editor of seven journals, including IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, and IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, and also served as Area Chair for NeurIPS and ICLR.

Alma Mater

Li holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Northeastern University, and an M.S. in Information Security and B.S. in Computer Science from Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications.