- Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics
Na Li pursues a broad range of research interests that lie in the design, analysis and control of multi-agent systems with applications in power and energy systems, systems biology and physiology.
She received the B.S. degree in Mathematics in 2007 from Zhejiang University in China and the Ph.D. degree in Control and Dynamical Systems in 2013 from California Institute of Technology. She then went to Massachusetts Institute of Technology and did one year postdoctoral research.
Her research is broadly in the area of complex systems and control, in particular, distributed network systems. The goal of her research is to develop foundational theories and tools to exploit real world system structures that can lead to computationally efficient and distributed solutions, and apply them to improve systems operations and architecture. Her research has been interdisciplinary in nature, exploiting the structures using domain specific modeling and mathematical tools including data analysis, game theory, optimization, information theory, dynamical systems, and control.