Principle Investigator

Can Li

Assistant professor, starting June 2022


  • B.Eng., Tsinghua University, 2016
  • Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, with Ignacio E. Grossmann, 2021
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Polytechnique MontrĂ©al, with Andrea Lodi, 2022

Research Expertise

Stochastic Programming; Mixed-Integer Programming; Energy Systems

Research Affiliation


Review Service

  • Optimization and Engineering
  • Computers & Chemical Engineering
  • Journal of Global Optimization
  • SIAM Journal on Optimization
  • Mathematical Programming
  • International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems
  • Computers and Electrical Engineering
  • SN Operations Research Forum
  • AIChE Journal
  • IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
  • ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering
  • Transportation Research Part E
  • Networks and Spatial Economics

Conference Organization

  • Session Chair, INFORMS Annual Meeting, 2021
  • Cluster Chair, INFORMS Annual Meeting, 2020
  • Session Chair, INFORMS Annual Meeting, 2020
  • Session Chair, XV ICSP conference, Trondheim, 2019

Honors and Awards

  • CAST Division Student Presentation Award, 3rd place, 2021
  • Honorable mention award, 42nd Annual CHEGSA Symposium, Carnegie Mellon University, 2020
  • Best Poster Award, Center for Advanced Process Decision-making (CAPD) annual meeting, 2018
  • Jinyong Award, Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2015
  • CSC Scholarship, Exchange Student at UW-Madison, 2014
  • Member, Spark Talents Program for Technological Innovation, Tsinghua University, 2014
  • Comprehensive Excellent Scholarship (3/116 in Department of Chemical Engineering), Tsinghua University, 2013
  • First Prize (1st of Henan Province, China), National Olympiad in Chemistry, 2011