PolyU’s Professor Li Ping, Chair Professor of Neurolinguistics and Bilingual Studies and Dean of Faculty of Humanities, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in the 2021 Class.


The honour is a recognition of Prof. Li’s distinguished contributions to cognitive neuroscience and computational modelling of bilingualism and the bilingual brain.


The 2021 class of AAAS Fellows includes 564 scientists, engineers, and innovators from around the world spanning various scientific disciplines. They “represent the kind of forward thinking the scientific enterprise needs, while also inspiring hope for what can be achieved in the future,” said Dr. Sudip S. Parikh, AAAS chief executive officer and executive publisher of the Science family of journals.


Prof. Li’s recent work uses brain-based, cyber-enabled and data-intensive methods to study language learning, bilingualism, and reading comprehension to understand neuroplasticity, individual difference, and knowledge representation. He is also a Senior Editor of the Journal of Cognitive Science published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.