Qi (Peter) Li received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, in 1995.

From 1995 to 2002, he worked at Bell Laboratories, AT&T and then Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, NJ, as a Member of Technical Staff in the Multimedia Communications Research Lab, where his research focused on speech and speaker recognition, biometric authentication, and front-end signal processing. His research results were implemented in Lucent products and made a significant contribution to the Bell Labs speaker recognition and speech recognition system which won best performance in a speaker verification evaluation conducted by one of the largest banks in the U.S. The system also achieved the top performance in a public robust speech recognition evaluation.

In 2002, Dr. Li established Li Creative Technologies (LcT), Inc., a speech, language, audio, and biometric technology provider and R&D contractor, located in Florham Park, NJ. LcT licenses and sells technology, software, design, and product solutions to the mobile device, communications, speech, chip, entertainment, and transportation industries. Dr. Li and his team have been awarded R&D contracts by numerous companies and U.S. government agencies. He is currently leading a team conducting research in auditory brain system, acoustic-signal processing, natural language processing, machine translation, microphone arrays, speech and speaker recognition, noise reduction and echo cancellation, biometrics and image processing for various new applications and commercial products. He is also in charge of the company's efforts in marketing, strategy, and business development.

Dr. Li has been listed in Who's Who in America (Millennium and 2001 Editions) and Who's Who in Executives and Professionals (2004 Edition). He and his team received the Best Consumer Technology/Electronics Company Award issued by the New Jersey Technology Council in 2006 and an Innovations Design and Engineering Award issued by the International CES in 2011. In 2004, he received the Success Award issued by an agency of the New Jersey Government. He has received a best paper award, an achievement award, and several Bell Labs patent awards.  He was an elected member of the Speech and Language Technical Committee of IEEE Signal Processing Society (2011-2013). He has served as Local Chair for the IEEE Workshop on Automatic Identification and as a committee member for several IEEE conferences and workshops. Most recently, Dr. Li served as judge of the 2015 International CES Innovations Awards . 

Dr. Li currently holds more than two dozen issued and filed patents. He has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He is also the author of the book Speaker Authentication, which was published by Springer in 2012. Dr. Li has been active as a reviewer for several journals, IEEE publications, and conferences. He was an invited speaker of several conferences. His awards, patents, and publications are listed on his personal home page: www.lilabs.com, and most of his publications can be downloaded from there.