Sanjiang Li


Address    Centre for Quantum Software & Information (CQSI)
                Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
                University of Technology Sydney        
                Broadway NSW 2007,   Australia
Office       10.202, Building 11, City Campus 
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Phone       +61(2) 9514 7872
+61(2) 9514 4517

Sanjiang received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics respectively from Shaanxi Normal University, in 1996, and Sichuan University, in 2001. He is now Professor in Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology, UTS. Before joining UTS, he was with the Department of Computer Science and TechnologyTsinghua University, first as Postdoctoral Research Fellow from September 2001 to June 2003, and as Assistant Professor from July 2003 to December 2004, and as Associate Professor from January 2005 to December 2008. He was an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at Freiburg University from January 2005 to June 2006, and at Bremen University from June to September 2009. He held a Microsoft Research Asia Young Professorship from July 2006 to June 2009, and an ARC Future Fellowship from January 2010 to December 2013.

His research interests are mainly in spatial reasoning and artificial intelligence. The main objective of his research is to establish expressive representation formalism of spatial knowledge and provide effective reasoning mechanisms. This will contribute significantly to the advancement of knowledge in breakthrough science in qualitative spatial reasoning and smart information use in geographical information systems.

Current Projects

Intelligent Processing of Complex Spatio-Temporal Knowledge: Fundamental Theory and Practice, National Natural Science Foundation of China (Key Project: Grant No. 61133011, Co-Investigator), 2012.1-2016.12

Past Projects

Approximate reasoning with qualitative spatial constraints involving landmarks, ARC Discovery Project (DP120104159), 2012.1-2014.12

Artificial intelligence meets wireless sensor networks: filling the gaps between sensors using spatial reasoningARC Discovery Project (DP120103758), 2012.1-2014.12

Spatial Representation and Reasoning: The Qualitative Approach,  National Natural Science Foundation of China (Overseas Collaboration Project, Grant No. 61228305, Lead Investigator), 2013.1-2014.12

Spatial Cognition—Expressive Representation Formalisms and Effective ReasoningARC Future Fellowship, (FT0990811), 2009.7 - 2013.6 

Representation and Reasoning with Spatial Knowledge based on Qualitative Calculi, National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 60673105, Sole Investigator) 2007.1-2009.12
Topological Representation and Reasoning of Spatial Knowledge, National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 60305005, Sole Investigator) 2004.1-2006.12

Multi-Modal Interaction and Knowledge Inference for Unstructured Information. Ministry of Science & Technology of China, National Program on Key Basic Research Projects (973 Program, Grant No.2007CB311000, Co-Investigator), 2007.10-2011.9

Basic Theory and Core Techniques of Non-Standard Knowledge. National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC Major Program, Grant No. 60496321, Co-Investigator), 2004.11- 2008.10

Theory and Methods of Intelligent Information ProcessingNational Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC Outstanding Research Group Award, Grant Nos. 60321002, 60621062, Co-Investigator) 2003.1-2009.12