Prof. Zexiang Li received his BS degree in electrical engineering and economics (with honors) from CMU, MA degree in mathematics and PhD degree in electrical engineering and computer science from UC Berkeley. He worked as a research scientist in the AI Lab of MIT and as an assistant professor in the Robotics Lab of NYU before returning to China. He is now a professor at the ECE Dept. of HKUST, and the director of the Automation Technology Center. He co-founded several robotic companies with his students, including Googol Tech, DJI, QKM Tech and ePropulsion.