During Gang Li's master and PhD study, he was the Brain Korea 21 scholarship winner for five years. Dr Gang Li won the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad in March 2016. His Google Scholar Citation has reached over 140 times. The researchers who cited his work includes Professor Mohamed S. Kamel, IEEE life fellow, Director of the Center for Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence at the University of Waterloo, Canada, and Professor Srinivas Peeta, Director of the Nextrans Research Center at Purdue University. During his Ph.D. study, he published many IEEE Tran-level papers including IEEE Trans on Human-Machine Systems and IEEE Sensors Journal. His research findings have been selected as one of the 25 most popular papers among 4,500 journals since the foundation of IEEE Sensors Journal. Also, he won the Excellent Live Demonstration Award selected by the IEEE BioCas committee and was reported by many media organizations such as the Korean National News Agency, Yonhap News Agency (http://www.yonhapnews.co.kr/it/2014/01/02/2403000000AKR20140102074700051.HTML), National Daily Newspaper, etc., and was selected to be one of the winners of the 10th Chunhui Cup Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition.
Dr. Gang Li has been studied in depth on the assessment and training of drivers' cognitive control abilities, the application of wearable devices in vehicle environment, and the design and development of wearable brain-computer interfaces. During her studies in South Korea, he participated in a project sponsored by the Korea Research Foundation entitled "Wearable Brain-machine Interface System Based on Context-Aware and Neuromodulation Functions and Its Application in Closed-Loop Driver Drowsiness Monitoring." After returning China, Dr. Gang Li was invited to participate in the Global Young Scientists Summit organized by the Singapore Prime Minister's Office and the National Research Organization of Singapore. He was lucky to meet and discuss IoT development trend with Vinton Gray Cerf (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vint_Cerf), who is recognized as the father of the Internet, the winner of U.S. Turing Award and the Medal of Freedom of the American President. Dr. Gang Li also won the 2017 Shanghai Sailing Talents Program and is currently chairing a project entitled "Closed-loop mental fatigue monitoring and improvement training system in virtual reality". Meanwhile, Prof. Seong-Whan Lee, the academician of the Korean Academy of Sciences and head of the BK21 Brain Cognitive Engineering Research Center at Korea University, also recommended Dr. Gang Li to participate in the Young Scientists Exchange Program between China and South Korea. Currently, Dr. Gang Li is visiting the University of California San Francisco at the invitation of Professor Joaquin A. Anguera, first author of the cover story of the world's top journals, Nature.