Yi Li, Ph.D.

Yi Li, Ph.D.

Senior Computational Scientist

Farmington, CT

Genetic component dissection for complex human diseases via integrative analysis of diverse genetic and genomic data; method development for data analysis; machine learning

Education and experience

Education

  • 1997– 2000: National Univ. of Singapore, Singapore
    Awarded degree: PhD in Computer Science. (awarded IDA gold medal and prize for being the PhD student with the best thesis in 2001)
    Thesis title: “From support vector machines to large margin classifiers” (Supervisor: Prof. Phil Long)
  • 1990– 1993: Xi’an Jiaotong Univ., P R China. Computer Science.
    Awarded Degree: M. Eng.
  • 1986– 1990; Xi’an Jiaotong Univ., P R China. Computer Science.
    Awarded Degree: B. Sci. (top 5%) (admitted to the university without taking the national university entrance examinations)

Work Experience:

  • Jun 2007 – now: senior computational scientist at Computational Sciences, The Jackson Laboratory, Farmington, CT, US
  • Jan 2007 – Jun 2017: staff scientist at Human Genetics, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore.
  • Apr 2002 – Dec 2006: Postdoc at Information & Mathematical Sciences, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore
  • Jan 2001 – Apr 2002: Research assistant at Dept. of Engineering Mathematics, Univ. of Bristol. U.K.