Dr. Li Ma is the CEO of BeiJing IrisKing Technology Co., Ltd., and responsible for building strategic partnership with top companies in the ecosystem of security and payments. He has more than 15 years working experiences in biometrics and is promoting innovative iris technologies and applications for consumer market. He is an executive director of Chinese Biometrics Alliance and a member of the Expert Committee on China Security and Protection Industry Association.
He completed the first Chinese iris recognition system in 2001 and received his PhD degrees in computer sciences from Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2003. From 2003 to 2008, he worked for IBM as a research staff member on data management and semantic web. As a main member, he contributed to IBM Watson (one of the best known question answering system). He received national invention award for his iris recognition accomplishments. He has published over 40 papers in refereed international journals and conferences and holds more than 30 patents.