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 currently interested in theory and methodology in modern data science, particularly under lowassumption or modelfree settings. My current research areas include statistical network analysis, machine learning theory, multivariate analysis, and mathematical/statistical signal processing.
Students:
 Ji Chen (Math/Davis)
 Xingmei Lou (Stats/Davis)
 Yucheng Liu (Stats/Davis)
 Albie Sheng (Math/Davis)
Awards:
 NSF CAREER Award 2019
 2019 Information Theory Paper Award for the paper "Phase Retrieval via Wirtinger Flow: Theory and Algorithms"
Contact
4232 Math Sciences Bldg, 399 Crocker Lane, Davis, CA, 95616
Phone: 6502231084
Email: xdgli AT ucdavis DOT edu
