**Lu Li, born in Yancheng Jiangsu, in July 1968, PHD, now is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and the Vice Dean of School of Mathematics, Physics & Statistics**

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**The courses he teaches include: Advanced Mathematics, Linear Algebra, Calculation Methods, Mathematical Modeling and Experimental Mathematics. Associate Professor Li Lu’s fields of research cover control theory & applications and intelligent computing. So far, he has published more than 20 academic papers in domestic and international journals, 10 of which have been indexed by SCI, EI and top Chinese journals. **

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**Associate Professor Li has co-directed 1 research project supported by Shanghai Municipal Education Commission while presiding over 3 scientific and teaching research projects of Shanghai University of Engineering Science. He has been the chief editor of the 2 textbooks, namely Higher Mathematics and Mathematical Modeling and Experimental Mathematics. He also co-edited 1 textbook Advanced Mathematics Experiments, thus winning a Teaching Achievement Award for his contribution. **

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**Associate Professor Li is an expert in instructing students’ mathematical modeling contests. He has guided students to achieve outstanding results in China’s national undergraduate and graduate mathematical modeling competitions, winning 1 national 2nd prize and 3 Shanghai 1st prize and 2nd prize. He has instructed a group of students to participate in the American Mathematical Modeling Contest, winning the 1st prize. He was as well awarded 2 1st prize in the National Graduate Mathematical Modeling Contest. In addition, he has instructed students to complete 2 College Students’ Innovation Projects by guiding students to publish 15 academic papers and to apply for 1 patent.**