Lexin Li

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Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

& Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute (HWNI)

& UC Berkeley - UCSF Joint Program on Computational Precision Health (CPH)

& Center for the Theoretical Foundations of Learning, Inference, Information, Intelligence, Mathematics and Microeconomics at Berkeley (CLIMB)

University of California at Berkeley


Berkeley Way West, Room 5330
2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720-7360
Email: lexinli@berkeley.edu
Phone: 510-664-4584


  • 2003. Ph.D. in Statistics, University of Minnesota at Twin Cities

  • 2002. M.S. in Statistics, University of Minnesota at Twin Cities

  • 1998. B.E. in Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University, China

Research Interests

  • Neuroimaging data analysis: brain connectivity and network analysis, imaging causal inference, imaging genetics, longitudinal imaging analysis, multimodal analysis, tensor analysis

  • Deep brain stimulation, brain-computer-interface

  • Statistical machine learning, deep learning, reinforcement learning

  • Ordinary differential equations, point process, functional data analysis

  • Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson disease, diabetes, kidney exchange

  • Dimension reduction, variable selection, high dimensional inference


  • Fellow, American Statistical Association (ASA)

  • Fellow, Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS)

  • Elected Member, International Statistical Institute (ISI)


  • Co-Director, Biostatistics Program, 2019-

  • Director, Graduate Admissions, 2015-

  • Editor-in-Chief, Annals of Applied Statistics, 2025-2027

  • Standing Member, NIH Emerging Imaging Technologies in Neuroscience (EITN) Study Section, 2023-2027

  • Associate Editor, Journal of the American Statistical Association, 2014-

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, 2023-

  • Associate Editor, Statistics in Biosciences, 2021-

  • Associate Editor, Annals of Applied Statistics, 2022-2024

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice, 2019-2023

  • Associate Editor, Technometrics, 2013-2018

  • Program Chair, SLDS 2020

  • IMS Program Chair, WNAR, 2020

  • Program Chair, American Statistical Association, Section on Statistics in Imaging, 2017

Past Positions

  • 2014-2018. Associate Professor, Division of Biostatistics, University of California, Berkeley

  • 2011-2014. Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University

  • 2012-2013. Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, Stanford University

  • 2011-2012. Visiting Associate Professor, Yahoo! Research Labs

  • 2005-2011. Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University

  • 2003-2005. Postdoctoral Scholar, School of Medicine, University of California at Davis