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Aihua Li

Professor, Mathematics

Center for Computing and Information Science 130H
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: Mathematical Association of America NREUP Summer REU program at MSU: 2008, 2013, 2014, 2022
• Undergraduate Mentor: National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences, 2009 -
• Reviewer: Mathematics Review, 1997 - present.
• Chair - Mathematical Association of America - New Jersey, 2017-2019
• MSU LSAMP Director, 2015-2018
• Vice Chair for Speakers, Mathematical Association of America NJ-Section, 2014 - 2016
• Vice Chair for Student Affairs, Mathematical Association of America NJ-Section, 2010 - 2014.
and CS Division
• Recipient of Montclair State University Distinguished Scholar Award FY 2013-2014.
• Recipient of 2013 Faculty Mentoring Award presented by Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Math
• Council Member - Council on Undergraduate Research, 2012-2018.
• Director: CURM Academic REU Program at MSU: 2007-2008, 2009-2010.
• 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
• 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


9:00 am - 10:00 am
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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