Prof. Li earned his Ph.D. in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research covers a range of technical interests in hydrology and water resources, from theoretical to computational to technological, on fundamental as well as applied problems. His innovative integration of scientific hydrology, applied mathematics, computational sciences, big data, and information technologies has advanced the ability to model complex water systems and expanded the utility of modeling as a tool for research, education, and professional investigation. Prof. Li was an associate editor for the ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering (2007-2021), the National Groundwater Association’s Journal of Ground Water (2007-2022), and the Journal of Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment (2007 – 2021). He is a registered professional engineer and an elected Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and of the Geological Society of America.