Jichun Li is Professor of Mathematics, and Director of Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics (CAMS) in UNLV. Professor Li earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics (1998) from Florida State University, after which he has held Post-doctoral position at University of Texas at Austin. He also served as Associated Director of IPAM (Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics) at University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA), and Summer Research Faculty for U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory. His research interests include diverse topics in computational science both on numerical analysis and applications. Past work covers parallel computing, image processing, groundwater and surface water modeling, and finite element methods. Current main interest is on computational electromagnetics and metamaterials. He published one monograph in Springer Series in Computational Mathematics and one graduate textbook, edited one conference proceeding published by American Mathematical Society and three journal special issues. He has over 110 papers published in various SCI journals, and currently serve on editorial boards of three international journals (two of them are Co-Managing Editors).