Born in Hubei, China, Zong-Rong Li was awarded with a B.Sc. in Mathematics and M.Sc. in Computer Science and Technology, both at the Wuhan University (China); a Ph.D. in System Science at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology. He was visiting scholar in the Medical Informatics Group, University of Missouri-Columbia (USA) and post-doctoral researcher in the department of philosophy at McGill University, Montreal (Canada). Currently professor and vice-Director of the Social Information Science Institute at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China), has also been lecturer in Mathematics and Computer Science at the Zhushan Norm School, Wuhan University, Hubei Medical School and Hubei University.
With a research focus on Medical informatics, theoretical informatics, Social informatics, Foundations of Information Science and philosophy of information, Prof. Li is member of several scientific organizations in the field, coordinates among other projects a Research on the basis of Information Science (supported by Beijin University), is vice Chief Editor of the monthly journal Medical Informatics and member at several scientific organisations. Prof. Li has promoted relevant scientific gathers and currently the 4th International Conference on the Foundations of Information Science (2010 FIS).
Professor – Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), PR China
Vice Director of Social Information Science Institute (SISI) at HUST
Membership at the boards of scientific organisations in the field
Director of Technical Committee on Life Information, Chinese Medical Information Association
Member of Technical Committee on Artificial Intellience Theory, Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence
Some Relevant Publications
Zong-Rong Li, etc. (1989), Fundamentals of Medical Computer, Wuhan, China, Wuhan University Press;
Zong-Rong LI, etc. (1991), An Introduction to Medical Informatics, Wuhan, China, Wuhan University Press;
Zong-Rong Li, etc. (2006), An Introduction to Theoretical Informatics, Bejing, China, China Education and Culture Press;
Zong-Rong Li, (2008), On Information World-view in Information Science, Medical Information, Vol(8), 1223-1233; Vol(9), 1477-1491; Vol(10), 1715-1733; and Vol(11), 1903-1925;
Zong-Rong Li and Ai-Jing Tian, (2010), An Introduction to Social Informatics, Beijing, China, China Renmin Publishing House.
Organisation of Scientific Gatherings in the field
Chaired Conference: the First China-Japan-Korea Joint Conference on Medical Informatics, 1999, Hangzhou, China
Organised Session: Social Systems and Social Information, in The 5th IIGSS Workshop, 2007, Wuhan, China (IIGSS = International Institute for General Systems Studies, USA)
Organised Conference: The First National Conference on Social Information Science, 2008, Wuhan, China.
Areas of Interest
Computer Software Engineering, Theoretical Informatics, Information Philosophy