Jia-Ru Li leads the development and execution of LILEE Systems’ long-term strategy and growth. Prior to founding LILEE Systems, he was the Vice President of Technology of Sigma Resources and Technologies. He has more than 20 years of experience in wireless technologies and was software architect, project lead, and software engineer at Extreme Networks and Cisco Systems. Dr. Li has been a voting member of both IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi and 802.16 WiMAX for several years, and actively participates in the standards body defining next-generation wireless architecture.
Jia-Ru received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He has published more than 20 technical papers for conferences and journals and has authored more than six patents. He received the Van Valkenburg Research Award for demonstrated excellence in research in 2000, the CIC Award for Excellent Chip Design from the National Chip Implementation Center in Taiwan in 1994, and the Research Creativity Award for Outstanding Thesis from the National Science Council in Taiwan in 1993.