Lili is a Staff Researcher in the Department of Business Analytics & Optimization at IBM Research – China. She received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Automation from Beijing Jiaotong University in 2004 and 2007, respectively. She subsequently joined IBM Research – China, where she has worked on the research of intelligent facility analytics and optimization for cross industries. She received an IBM Research Accomplishment Award in 2008 and a GIS (Geographic Information System) Special Achievement award from ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute) in 2010.