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Prof. Zexiang LI

Chairman and Founder, Googol Technology
Co-founder, CiDi
Founder, XbotPark
Founder, Shenzhen InnoX Academy
Professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering, HKUST


Prof. Zexiang Li joined the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and is currently a professor of the department. He founded the Automation Technology Center (ATC) and Robotics Institute (RI). He is also the founder of XbotPark and Shenzhen InnoX Academy.

Zexiang Li co-founded several companies with his colleagues and students from the Automation Technology Center, including Googol Tech (the first motion control company in China), DJI (a leading company in UAV and flycam products), QKM Tech (an automation company providing excellent robot products and services to manufacturers world-wide) and ePropulsion (an innovative provider of high-performance marine electric propulsion systems).

In 2019, Prof. Li was selected as co-recipient of the 2019 IEEE Robotics and Automation Award for his influential “contributions to the development of civilian drones, aerial imaging technology, robotics engineering advancement, innovation and entrepreneurship.” In 2020, he was awarded as an innovative and entrepreneurial figure and a model in the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone.