Jia Li received her B.S. degree in electronics and information systems from Peking University, Beijing, China, in 1996, the M.S.E. degree, and the Ph.D. degree both in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, in 1997 and 2002, respectively. She has been a faculty member in the School of Engineering and Computer Science at Oakland University since 2002.

Her research interests are in the areas of statistical learning and signal processing with applications in radar, sensor fusion, communications and biomedical imaging. Dr. Li has authored/co-authored over 60 referred publications, including one book. Her past and current researches are sponsored by NSF, NIH, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, and National Research Council. Dr. Li serves as a member of technical committees of several international conferences and workshops, and a regular reviewer of a number of international journals. She is a senior member of IEEE.