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 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 low-assumption or assumptionless frameworks

I am now interested and have been actively working in the following topics:

  • Nonparametric statistics
  • High-dimensional statistics
  • Network statistical analysis
  • Machine learning theory
  • mathematical signal processing
  • Convex and nonconvex optimization



4109 Math Sciences Bldg, 399 Crocker Lane, Davis, CA, 95616

Phone: 650-223-1084

Email: xdgli AT ucdavis DOT edu