Tien Yien Li

Tien Yien  Li
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • Mathematics


Tien-Yien Li, professor of mathematics, is highly regarded for his work in the area of dynamical systems and numerical analysis. Li has shared his knowledge as a visiting professor with many institutions, including the Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences; Kyoto University, Japan; Centre de Recerca Matematica, Barcelona, Spain; Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, California; City University of Hong Kong, China; and Fields Institute, University of Toronto, Canada.  Li is a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics.

Li received his B.S. in mathematics from the National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, and his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Maryland.

Li’s honors include election as a Guggenheim Fellow and receiving an Outstanding Alumni Award from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. He also received the S. Frame Award for Excellence in Teaching from MSU and an Outstanding Academic Advisor Award from the MSU College of Natural Science. Li is a member of the American Mathematical Society and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.