Dr. Ming Li

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    Ming Li (b. July 16, 1955) is a Canada Research Chair in Bioinformatics and a University Professor at the University of Waterloo. He received his Ph.D. (1985) in computer science from Cornell University.

    Li is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, ACM, and IEEE. He is a recipient of Canada's E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship Award in 1996, the 2001 Killam Fellowship, and the 2010 Killam Prize. Together with Paul Vitanyi they have co-authored the book "An Introduction to Kolmogorov Complexity and Its Applications". He is a co-managing editor of Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. He is an associate editor-in-Chief of Journal of Computer Science and Technology.

    His research interests include Kolmogorov complexity and its applications, algorithms and software for bioinformatics, computational complexity, and computational learning theory.

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    Applications of algorithmic information theory. Scholarpedia, 2(5):2658. (2007).

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