Dr. Li is an Assistant Professor of Biosystems Informatics and a faculty member in the Statistics and Data Science Graduate Interdisciplinary Program and the UA Cancer Center. He was trained in computer science and statistics, focusing on developing novel applied data science approaches for research in biomedicine, agriculture, and engineering. He received a distinguished paper award from the American Medical Informatics Association in 2011.
Dr. Li is an Assistant Professor of Biosystems Informatics and a faculty member in the Statistics and Data Science Graduate Interdisciplinary Program and the UA Cancer Center. Trained in computer science and statistics, he works in multiple applied data science fields, such as translational bioinformatics, health informatics, data mining/machine learning, plant informatics, and built environments. His recent research focuses on integrating heterogeneous biological knowledge and fusing multi-omics data to unveil genetic and epigenetic mechanisms underlying polygenic diseases (complex diseases) and their comorbidities. He has received NIH funding for studying common biological mechanisms among chronic overlapping pain conditions. He is an associate editor for BMC Bioinformatics and Frontiers in Genetics. He has served on multiple NIH study sections and special emphasis panels relating to bioinformatics, genomics, and health informatics.