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.

2013: Ph.D of Mathematics, Stanford University.

2008: Bachelor of Science with major in Mathematics, Peking University.

My CV and google citation page.

I am interested in understanding the mathematical structures of models and methods that arise from the practice of high-dimensional learning and statistics. My current research interests include:

  • High-dimensional statistics
  • Network analysis
  • Machine learning theory


  • Xingmei Lou (Stats/Davis)
  • Yucheng Liu (Stats/Davis)
  • Xiaohan Hu (Math/Davis)



  • NSF CAREER Award DMS-1848575
  • 2019 Information Theory Paper Award for the paper "Phase Retrieval via Wirtinger Flow: Theory and Algorithms"


4232 Math Sciences Bldg, 399 Crocker Lane, Davis, CA, 95616

Phone: 650-223-1084

Email: xdgli AT ucdavis DOT edu