Xiaodong Li

Xiaodong Li 

I am an associate professor in the statistics department of UC Davis, being interested in understanding methodologies that arise from the practice of high-dimensional statistics and learning, in particular the interactions between optimization and statistics. My current research interests include:

  • High-dimensional statistics
  • Machine learning theory


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


  • Ji Chen (Ph.D, 2020, Now at Amazon)


  • 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

Email: xdgli AT ucdavis DOT edu