Dr. Kai Li is a senior research scientist and project leader with Real-Time and Embedded Computing Systems Research Centre (CISTER), which is one of research units funded by The Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) in Portugal.

His research interests include wireless communication and security, Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of Things, resource allocation, human sensing systems, wireless sensor networks and UAV networks. He is also interested in machine learning, mobile programming (Android and Objective-C).

 
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Education

  • PhD in Computer Science, The University of New South Wales (UNSW), 07/2011 - 09/2014.

    PhD Dissertation: Reliable Communications and Energy Efficient Relay in Aerial Wireless Sensor Networks

  • MS in Telecommunications, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), 09/2009 - 06/2010.

    Master Dissertation: A Secure RFID System Design Based on Electronic Product Code Tags

  • BEng in Electronic Information Science and Technology, Shandong University (Weihai campus), 09/2005 - 07/2009.



Openings

I am looking for highly motivated PhD students. If you are interested in working with me, feel free to send me your CV. Please refer to http://www.cister.isep.ipp.pt/phd/ for graduate admission information. 

Employment & Internship

07/2016 - Present, senior research scientist and project leader with Real-Time and Embedded Computing Systems Research Centre (CISTER), Portugal. Lukas focuses on Cyber-Physical Systems. 

06/2016 - 08/2016, visiting research fellow with Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, SUTD, Singapore.

12/2014 - 06/2016, Postdoc research fellow with The SUTD-MIT International Design Centre, Singapore. Lukas did research on human sensing systems and energy harvesting wireless sensor networks in smart city.

09/2012 - 03/2013, visiting research assistant with ICT Centre, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Brisbane, Australia. Lukas did research on scheduling optimization in low-power wireless sensor networks.

06/2010 - 06/2011, full-time research assistant with Mobile Technologies Centre, Department of Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Lukas worked on machine learning algorithm and mobile application programming. The android application can be found in Google play: [Link]

Grants

  • 2018 - 2021, €240K, PI
    Project Title: ARNET: Airborne Relaying Networks for Reliable and Secure Mobile Communications
    Hosting Institution: CISTER Research Centre
    Sponsor: Scientific Research and Technological Development (SR&TD), The Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Portugal

Current Projects

  • Project Reference: Grant nr. 692529-2
    Project Title: SafeCOP-Safe Cooperating Cyber-Physical Systems using Wireless Communication
    Hosting Institution: CISTER Research Centre
    Sponsor: FCT, ARTEMIS, European Union

Past Projects

  • Project Reference: JU Grant nr. 621353 ARTEMIS/0004/2013
    Project Title: DEWI-Dependable Embedded Wireless Infrastructure
    Hosting Institution: CISTER Research Centre
    Sponsor: FCT, European Union
  • Project Title: Proactive Information Surveillance in Wireless Networks
    Hosting Institution: Singapore University of Technology and Design
    Sponsor: Seed Project under Temasek Laboratories

  • Project Title: Green Heterogeneous Sensor Networks Based on Radio Broadcasting for Smart City
    Hosting Institution: Singapore University of Technology and Design
    Sponsor: Singapore – China Joint Research Programme

  • Project Title: Liveable Places: A Building Environment Modelling Approach For Dynamic Place Making
    Hosting Institution: Singapore University of Technology and Design
    Sponsor: The Ministry of National Development Research Fund, Singapore

  • Project Reference: DP110104344
    Project Title: Flying Networks: Airborne Sensing for Environmental Monitoring and Disaster Response
    Hosting Institution: The University of New South Wales
    Sponsor: Discovery Projects Funding of the Australian Research Council

  • Project Title: Batmon Project in CSIRO’s Sensor and Sensor Networks Transformation Capability Platform
    Hosting Institution: CSIRO
    Sponsor: CSIRO

  • Project Reference: ITS/045/09
    Project Title: An Extensive Distributed Measurement Platform for Analyzing Quality-of-Experience (QoE) of Multimedia Applications over Wireless Networks
    Hosting Institution: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Sponsor: The Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF) of the Hong Kong SAR Government

  • Project Title: Architectural Design of Mobile Measurement Platform
    Hosting Institution: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Sponsor: Office of the Telecommunications Authority (OFTA) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

  • Project Reference: ITP/022/08LP
    Project Title: RFID Benchmarking Methodology, Report and Tool Support
    Hosting Institution: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    Sponsor: The Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF) of the Hong Kong SAR Government

Joint-supervised Student's Projects

  • 2018 - , Resource Allocation and Security in UAV Networks, Mr. Yousef Emami (PhD candidate, University of Porto)
  • 2015 - 2016, MAC Protocol Design and Programming for Massive Wireless Sensor Network, Mr. Tanmay Chaturvedi (The LNMIIT, Jaipur)
  • 2015, Sensor Design and Programming for Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Network, Mr. Manjul Manivesh (IIT Roorkee)
  • 2014 - 2015, Passive Wi-Fi Design for People Flow Tracking, Mr. Wei Zhang (Peking University)
  • 2014 - 2015, Sensor Design and Embedded Programming for Smart City, Mr. Jana Sharma (University of Moratuwa)
  • 2013 - 2014, Evaluation of Medium Access Protocol for Aerial Sensor Networks, Mr. Ryan Tulus (UNSW)

Casual Tutoring

  • UNSW COMP3331/9331 Computer Networks and Applications (2014s1, 2013s2, 2013s1, 2012s2, 2012s1, 2011s2)
  • UNSW COMP4335/9335 Wireless Mesh and Sensor Networks (2013s2, 2012s2)
  • UNSW COMP9334 Capacity Planning of Computer Systems and Networks (2014s1, 2013s1, 2012s1)

Awards

  • 2018, SR&TD research grant, FCT, Portugal
  • 2014, The Postgraduate Research Student Support, Graduate Research School, UNSW
  • 2012, Student Participation Grants, IEEE LCN conference
  • 2012, Top-Up scholarship for PhD student, CSIRO
  • 2011, School Supplementary Payment, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW
  • 2011, Research scholarship, Australian Research Council Discovery Grants
  • 2009, Akademische Pruefstelle (APS) Certificate, German Academic Exchange Service
  • 2008, China National Computer Rank Examination Grade 4, Authentification Certificate of Network Engineer

Academic Citizenship

  • 2018, Associate Editor, IEEE Access Journal
  • 2018, Demo Co-Chairs, The 17th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN)
  • 2016, Editorial Board, International Journal of Sensor Networks & Data Communications
  • 2014, Judge Member, IEEE Technologies of the Future (iToF 2014) Competition and Exhibition
  • 2014, Website-Admin & Promotions Co-ordinator, IEEE UNSW Student Branch
  • 2013, Website-Admin & Promotions Co-ordinator, IEEE UNSW Student Branch
  • 2012, PC member of IEEE Technologies of the Future Competition and Exhibition
  • 2012, Website Administrator, IEEE UNSW Student Branch
  • 2009, Website Administrator, Mainland Student Union (MSSS), HKUST
  • TPC member of
    • 2019, Posters and Demos Track, IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom); International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (EWSN) 
    • 2019, IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-Hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN); IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP); IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS); International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (MobiQuitous); The International Conference on Digital Image and Signal Processing (DISP) 
    • 2018, The 4th IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP); IEEE Global Communications Conference: Mobile and Wireless Networks Symposium (Globecom); IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2018-Spring); IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS); ACM International Workshop on Complex Networked Systems for Smart Infrastructure (C-NetSys); International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing (WCSP); IEEE 5G World Forum (WF-5G); International Workshop on Mobile Applications (MobiApps) 
    • 2017, IEEE Global Communications Conference: Mobile and Wireless Networks Symposium (Globecom); IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Communication Networks (CICN); IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2017-Spring, VTC2017-Fall); International Workshop on Mobile Applications (MobiApps); International Workshop on Information Quality and Quality of Service for Pervasive Computing (IQ2S)
    • 2016, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2016-Spring, VTC2016-Fall)
    • 2015, IEEE ICC Workshop on Green Communications and Networks (WGCN); International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP); International Conference on the Future Internet of Things and Cloud (FiCloud); International Conference on e-Quality & e-Service Sciences (eQeSS); International Symposium on Web of Things and Big Data (WoTBD); International Workshop on Signal Processing, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition (SIPR); International Workshop on the Design and Performance of Networks on Chip (DPNoC); International Conference on Engineering & Computational Innovative Sciences (ENCINS)
    • 2014, International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Communication Networks (CICN); International Workshop on Mobile Applications (MobiApps); International Symposium on Pattern Recognition and Image Processing (PRIP)
    • 2013, International Journal of Computing and Digital Systems (IJCDS)
  • Review papers for
    • IEEE Communications Letters; IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (TON); ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN); IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC); IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IoTJ); IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC); IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (TII); IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (TVT); IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC); IEEE Sensors Journal; IEEE Access Journal; IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems (TAES); Computer Communications Journal (COMCOM); EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking; KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems; ACM Journal of Computing Surveys (CSUR); The Pervasive and Mobile Computing Journal (PMC); Ad Hoc Networks Journal; International Journal of Sensors; International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks (IJDSN); International Journal of Communication Systems; International Journal of Wireless Networks
    • ICCPS, WoWMoM, EWSN, WCNC, ICDCN, DCOSS, BIGCOM, RTSS, MSWiM, VTC, PIMRC, WiMob, IQ2S, IWWCN, TENCON, ICCCRI, APWCS, LCN, MASS, ICC, WCNC, International Conference on Sensor Systems and Software (S-CUBE), The International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM), International conference on selected topics in Mobile and Wireless Networking (MoWNet), IEEE International Conference on Networks (ICON), GlobeCom - Ad Hoc and Sensor Networking Symposium, CCNC - eHealth & Ambident Assisted Living, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunication Systems (ANTS), IEEE International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies (ISCIT) conference.
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