2015  Now: Assistant professor in the statistics department of UC Davis
2013  2015: Postdoc in the statisitics department, Wharton school, University of Pennsylvania, working with Prof. Tony Cai.
2013: Ph.D of Mathematics, Stanford University, advised by Prof. Emmanuel Candes.
2008: Bachelor of Science with major in Mathematics, Peking University.
My CV and google citation page.
I have general research interests in statistics, machine learning, and mathematical signal processing. Particularly, I am interested in proposing optimization and spectral methods for data analysis, and study their statistical efficiency and adaptivity to data structure, in particular under lowassumption or assumptionless frameworks
I am now interested and have been actively working in the following topics:
 Nonparametric statistics
 Highdimensional statistics
 Network statistical analysis
 Machine learning theory
 mathematical signal processing
 Convex and nonconvex optimization
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Contact
4109 Math Sciences Bldg, 399 Crocker Lane, Davis, CA, 95616
Phone: 6502231084
Email: xdgli AT ucdavis DOT edu
