Xiaodong Li

Xiaodong Li 

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 am interested in the foundation of data science lying in the intersection of machine learning, statistics and applied math. Instead of establishing consistency or convergence rates under idealized models or strong assumptions, I am currently interested in exploring properties of data processing methods in model-free frameworks to understand their power and limitation as much as possible. I have been actively working in the following topics:

  • Unsupervised learning
  • Convex and nonconvex optimization
  • Network analysis
  • Imaging and signal processing


4109 Mathematical Scineces, Davis, CA, 95616

Phone: 650-223-1084

Email: xdgli AT ucdavis DOT edu