Jingpeng Li joined University of Stirling (UK) in September 2013, and is currently a Reader at the Division of Computer Science and Mathematics. He received the MSc Degree in Computational Mathematics from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China) in December 1998, and the PhD in Computer Science from University of Leeds (UK) in November 2002. After getting his PhD, he joined the School of Informatics, University of Bradford (UK) as a Research Assistant in January 2003. He then worked at the School of Computer Science, the University of Nottingham (UK) as Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow from November 2003 to August 2011. He moved to the University of Nottingham China Campus as an Assistant Professor in September 2011.
He has carried out leading research in both the theoretical study and algorithmic design of various metaheuristics. He also has conducted successful research on advanced computational algorithms for hybrid systems, such as the integration of mathematical programming, fuzzy logic and machine learning techniques into the metaheuristic search. His most recent research is on the development of novel deep learning based approaches for the applications of sentiment analysis and cancer detection/prediction.
Dr Li is also an active member in the international research community. Apart from organizing sessions in various internal workshops/conferences, he is serving as the Associate Editors for international journals (e.g. Cognitive Computation, and Big Data Analytics), the Programme Committee members for over10 international conference, and reviewers for more than 20 prestigious SCI international journals.