Tongji University, P.R. China

Prof. Jie Li is a Chair Professor in the Structural Engineering at Tongji University, the academician of the Chinese Academy of Science, and the director of Shanghai Institute of Disaster Prevention and Relief. He received Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from Tongji University, China in 1988, and received an honorary doctorate in engineering science from Aalborg University, Denmark in 2013. 

Prof. Li has been devoted to the theoretical research on structural engineering and stochastic mechanics over 35 years. His contributions are distributed in the area of stochastic dynamics, damage mechanics and engineering reliability. Prof. Li is the author of six monographs and more than 400 peer reviewed journal papers. He received more than 20 national and provincial (ministerial) scientific and technological awards, including National Natural Science Award of China. In 2014, Prof. Li was awarded the Alfred M. Freudenthal Medal by ASCE, owing to his academic achievements in the probability density evolution method and in the seismic reliability based design of large-scale infrastructure systems. 

Prof. Li currently serves as the president of International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability (IASSAR), a member of the director board of International Conference of Damage Mechanics (ICDM), and the Fellow of Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI). Prof. Li also serves as the vice president of Chinese Society of Vibration Engineering.