Washington University in St. Louis


Jr-Shin Li

Associate Professor
Das Family Career Development Associate Professor
In fall 2006, Professor Li joined the Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Previously, he worked as a graduate student in the Harvard Robotics Lab.
The focus of Professor Li's laboratory is on the area of mathematical control and systems science. In particular, he is interested in studying the control systems arising from quantum mechanical phenomenon that lead to an interdisciplinary research crossing the boundaries of physics, biology, medicine, applied math and engineering.
Selected Publications
J.-S. Li, J. Ruths, T.-Y. Yu, H. Arthanari, and G. Wagner, Optimal Pulse Design in Quantum Control: A Unified Computational Method, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 108, No. 5, pp. 1879-1884 (2011).
I. Dasanayake and J.-S. Li, Optimal Design of Minimum-Power Stimuli for Phase Models of Neuron Oscillators, Physical Review E, Vol. 83, 061916 (2011).
J.-S. Li, Ensemble Control of Finite-Dimensional Time-Varying Linear Systems, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 56, No. 2, pp. 345-357 (2011).
J.-S. Li, N. Khaneja, Ensemble Control of Bloch Equations, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 54, No. 3, pp. 528-536 (2009).
D. Stefanatos, H. Schaettler, and J.-S. Li, Minimum-Time Frictionless Atom Cooling in Harmonic Traps, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Vol. 49, No. 6, pp. 2440-2462 (2011).
Selected Research
Title: Ensemble Control with Applications to Spectroscopy, Imaging, and Computation
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor: NSF (CAREER)
Title: Robust Manipulation and Computation for Inhomogeneous Quantum Ensembles
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor: AFOSR (Young Investigator Award)
Title: Theory and Applications of Ensemble Control
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor: NSF
Title: Global Climate Change: Control Theory Methods for a Coupled Climate Model with Carbon-Cycle Feedbacks
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Washington University in St. Louis
Title: Nexus between Water and Electrical Power Systems: Cooperative versus Game Theoretic Policies
Role: Co-Investigator
Sponsor: Washington University in St. Louis
Contact Jr-Shin Li
Address 1 Brookings Drive
Campus Box 1042
City/St/Zip St. Louis, MO 63130
Office Green Hall, Room 1120B
Phone (314) 935-7340
Fax (314) 935-7500
Email jsli@wustl.edu
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PhD, Harvard University, 2006
SM, Harvard University, 2004
MS, National Taiwan University, 1998
BS, National Taiwan University, 1996
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