Prof. Haizhou Li received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D degree in electrical and electronic engineering from South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China in 1984, 1987, and 1990 respectively. Dr Li is currently a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS). He is also a Conjoint Professor at the University of New South Wales, Australia. His research interests include automatic speech recognition, speaker and language recognition, and natural language processing.

Prior to joining NUS, he taught in the University of Hong Kong (1988–1990) and South China University of Technology (1990–1994). He was a Visiting Professor at CRIN in France (1994–1995), Research Manager at the Apple-ISS Research Centre (1996–1998), Research Director in Lernout & Hauspie Asia Pacific (1999–2001), Vice President in InfoTalk Corp. Ltd. (2001–2003), and the Principal Scientist and Department Head of Human Language Technology in the Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore (2003-2016).

Dr Li is currently the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing (2015-2018), a Member of the Editorial Board of Computer Speech and Language (2012-2018). He was an elected Member of IEEE Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee (2013-2015), the President of the International Speech Communication Association (2015-2017), the President of Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (2015-2016), and the President of Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (2017-2018). He was the General Chair of ACL 2012 and INTERSPEECH 2014.

Dr Li is a Fellow of the IEEE. He was a recipient of the National Infocomm Award 2002 and the President’s Technology Award 2013 in Singapore. He was named one of the two Nokia Visiting Professors in 2009 by the Nokia Foundation.