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Dr. Leihong Li is a research faculty in the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She received her M.S. in Operations Research in 2008 and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering in 2008 from Georgia Tech. She has over-ten-year experience in developing optimization models and solution algorithms in large-scale Linear and Integer Programming and complicate Nonlinear Programming, with application in projects business jet crew scheduling, Delta airline maintenance routing, FedEx Flight Schedule Optimization, NASA NexGen Surface Traffic Optimization, Composite Rotor Blade Design, and transportation network design, etc. Her other research interests includes NextGen Metroplex Traffic Simulation, Airport Collaborative Decision Making, big data analysis, manufacturing uncertainty influenced design. She also teaches undergraduate courses  and actively involves in high-school STEM program.


  • Panel member for Transportation Research Board (TRB) Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)
  • AIAA Digital Avionics Technical Committee (DATC)
  • AIAA Young Professional Chair Award, AIAA leadership
  • Steering committee for Project Autonomous Gaylord Regional Airport, Otsego County, Michigan
  • “A Stochastic Model of Runway Configuration Planning”, the best paper in the session, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Toronto, Canada, August 2-5, 2010
  • “Runway Assignment by Minimizing Emissions in Terminal Airspace” by Bosung Kim, Leihong Li, and John-Paul Clarke, 2nd place in the 9th annual Joseph A. Hartman Student Paper Competition by PARTNER (Partnership for Air Transportation Noise & Emissions Reduction)
  • Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellow
  • Regional Winner of the AHS Robert L. Lichten Award Competition in Atlanta Chapter (2007)
  • Outstanding Master’s Thesis of Tsinghua University, China