I received my Ph.D from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in Dec. 2007.
I received my Ph.D from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in Dec. 2007. I am currently a professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at University of New South Wales. I was awarded an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (for mid-career researchers) during 2014-2018. My area of interest is optimisation, variational analysis and tensor computations. For some of my recent research articles, please see web.maths.unsw.edu.au/~gyli/papers/articles.html
[2019 & 2020] Cited as the field leader in Mathematical Optimisation by the RESEARCH report in The Australian, which profiles the Top 250 researchers in Australia.
[11/2019]: Joint winner of the 2019 Journal of Global Optimization Best Paper Award, https://sites.google.com/site/jogobestpaper/
[11/2019]: 2019 International Consortium of Chinese Mathematicians (ICCM) Best Paper Award.
[04/2019] 2018 Science and Technology Award (2nd class) of Guangxi Province in China (jointly with Profesors Gonglin Yuan, Zengxin Wei, Yuning Yang, Qingzi, Yang and Liqun Qi)
[01/2018] The paper ``G. Li and T.K. Pong, Global Convergence of Splitting Methods for Nonconvex Composite Optimization, SIAM Journal on Optimization 2015, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 2434-2460.'' published in SIAM Journal on Optimization (ERA: A* and Q1), was recognized as a “highly cited article in the Field” by Web of Science: A research article is recognized as a “highly cited paper” if it received enough citations to place it in the top 1% of its academic field based on a highly cited threshold for the field and publication year as of Jan. 2018.
[01/2018] The paper ``G. Li, L. Qi and G. Yu, The Z-eigenvalues of a symmetric tensor and its application to spectral hypergraph theory, Numerical Linear Algebra and its Applications, 20 (2013), no. 6, 1001-1029`` was recognized as a “highly cited article in the field” by Web of Science.
[10/2017] Outstanding Reviewer Award for the journal ``European Journal of Operation Research''.
[01/2017] Optimization Letters (OPTL) Best Paper Award for 2015.
[01/2014-01/2018] Future Fellowship from Australian Research Council: Future fellowship is a four-year fellowship from Australian Research Council for outstanding mid-career researchers (5-15 years post-PhD)
[01/2017] UNSW Science Gold Star Award for the project ``Numerically Certifiable Mathematics for Multi-Extremal Global Optimization''.
[08/2013] Invited visiting fellowship from Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
[2011 & 2012] International Collaboration Award from Australian Research Council.
 The paper ``V. Jeyakumar and G. Li. Exact SDP relaxations for classes of nonlinear semidefinite programming problems, Operation Research Letters, 40 (2012), no. 6, 529–536.'' published in Operation Research Letters (ERA: A), was listed as the most cited 25 articles from 2012-2016.
 The paper ``V. Jeyakumar, G. Li and G. M. Lee, A robust von Neumann minimax theorem for zero-sum games under bounded payoff uncertainty, Volume 39, Issue 2, March 2011, 109-114.'' published in Operation Research Letters (ERA: A), was listed as the most cited 25 articles from 2011-2015.
[01/2010-12/2013] Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship from Australian Research Council.
Recent Invited Plenary Presentations
I was the director of the AMSI Summer School 2019 at University of New South Wales.