Jia-Ru Li

Jia-Ru Li

Ph.D., CEO, LILEE Systems

“Our 10 Year Vision —from Connected Transportation to Industrial IoT”


For transportation systems and distributed enterprises in the new IoT era, highly reliable broadband communication has become a basic requirement for transportation safety and operational efficiency. We will walk through examples that illustrate how new Industrial IoT solutions address the needs for mission critical connectivity. We believe the ability to manage and analyze big data will drive the adoption of IoT applications for a wider variety of markets, such as rail, bus, first responder, commercial fleet, and smart cities.


Jia-Ru Li leads the development and execution of LILEE Systems’ long term strategy and growth. Prior to founding LILEE Systems he was the Vice President of Technology of Sigma Resources and Technologies. He has more than 20 years of experience in wireless technologies and was software architect, project lead, and software engineer at Extreme Networks and Cisco Systems. Dr. Li has been a voting member of both IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi and 802.16 WiMAX for several years, and actively participates in the standards body defining next-generation wireless architecture.

Jia-Ru received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He has published more than 20 technical papers for conferences and journals and has authored more than six patents. He received the Van Valkenburg Research Award for demonstrated excellence in research in 2000, the CIC Award for Excellent Chip Design from the National Chip Implementation Center in Taiwan in 1994, and the Research Creativity Award for Outstanding Thesis from the National Science Council in Taiwan in 1993.