We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Durham University

Computer Science


Dr Frederick Li, BA MPhil PhD

Personal web page

Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 44299
Room number: E235

(email at


Personal webpage

Frederick Li received both a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Computing Studies and a Master of Philosophy from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1994 and 1998, respectively, and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Graphics from the City University of Hong Kong in 2001. He is currently a Lecturer at the University of Durham. Prior to the current appointment, he was an Assistant Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 2003 to 2006. From 2001 to 2003, he was the project manger of a Hong Kong Government Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF) funded project.

Frederick Li serves as an Associate Editor of International Journal of Distance Education Technologies on Communications Technologies (Distributed and Collaborative Learning). He has served as the Guest Editor of two journal special issues of International Journal of Distance Education Technologies. In addition, he has also served in the committee of a number of conferences, including ACM VRST 2004 - 2008, CASA 2005, ICWL 2005 - 2008. He serves as a Program Co-chair of ICWL 2007, ICWL 2008, IDET 2008 and IDET 2009. He also serves as a Workshop Co-chair of ICWL 2009 and U-Media 2009.

Research Groups

  • Innovative Computing

Indicators of Esteem

  • Conference Organization:
    • Publicity Co-Chair, ACM MM MTDL '2010
    • Publicity Co-Chair, IEEE U-Media '2010
    • Workshop Co-Chair, ICWL '2009
    • Workshop Co-Chair, IEEE JCPC '2009
    • Program Co-Chair, IDET '2008, '2009
    • Program Co-Chair, IDET '2007, '2008
  • Journal Editorialships:
    • Associate Editor (Communications Technologies), International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (JDET), (since 2007)
    • Editorial Review Board Member, International Journal of Cyber Ethics in Education (IJCEE), (since 2009)

Research Groups

  • Innovative Computing

Research Interests

  • Computer Graphics
  • Distributed Virtual Environment
  • Multimedia Systems
  • Surface Modeling
  • Virtual Reality