Aihua Li

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Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Richardson Hall 218
973 655-7271
973 655-7686
BS:Beijing University of Science and Technology
MS:Beijing University of Science and Technology
MS:University of Nebraska-Lincoln
PhD:University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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• Professor of Mathematics: Department of Mathematical Science, MSU.
• Director of Montclair State University LSAMP
• Recipient of 2013 Faculty Mentoring Award presented by Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Math
and CS Division
• Recipient of Montclair State University Distinguished Scholar Award FY 2013-2014.
• Vice Chair for Speakers, Mathematical Association of America NJ-Section, 2014 - present.
• Vice Chair for Student Affairs, Mathematical Association of America NJ-Section, 2010 - 2014.
• Council Member - Council on Undergraduate Research, 2012-2018.
• Director: NREUP Summer REU program at MSU: 2008, 2013, 2014.
• Director: CURM Academic REU Program at MSU: 2007-2008, 2009-2010.
• Undergraduate Mentor: National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences, 2009 -
• Co-Director: Garden State Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (GSUMC), 2009 - 2014.
• Editor: Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society, Bioinfo Publications Editorial Board, Journal of
Statistics and Mathematics, Scientific Journals International (SJI), 2006 – present.
• Guest Editor: PRIMUS
• Reviewer: Mathematics Review, 1997 - present.
• MAA National Project NExT Fellow (green dot): 1995/1996.
• Teaching Recognition Award, Parent Association/Teaching Council, University of Nebraska-Lincoln,


Commutative Algebra, Number Theory, Combinatorics/Graph Theory, Matrix Theory, Discrete Dynamical Systems/Difference Equation, Bioinformatics, Mathematics Education, Undergraduate Research


Office Hours


  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Tuesday 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Thursday 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm



Research Projects

Interdisciplinary Research in Graph Theory and its Applications in Sciences

This project studies the Randic connectivity indices of certain graphs derived from chemistry and biology problems and their applications in life science. Collaborators: Haiying Wang, Patricia Dorn, Student researchers: Giancarlo Labruna, Jhonny Almeida Past student researchers: Jennifer Feiner, Katrina Bandeli, Pamela Gurreon, Zeyad Boodoo, William Burk, Rob Rexler Baello

Zero Divisor Graphs

Collaborator: Ralph P Tucci

Interlace Polynomials of Graphs

Collaborators: Qing Wu, Sarita Nemani, Christina Eubanks-Turner, Christian Hyra