Qi  Li

Qi Li

  • Assistant Professor
I am broadly interested in data management with a focus on data mining and machine learning, especially in data integration and data quality analysis for truth discovery and crowdsourcing. I have contributed several key methods and is recognized as an expert in these fields. I was Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under the supervision of Prof Jiawei Han (one of the most prestigious groups in data mining) upon my Ph.D. graduation from SUNY Buffalo Department of Computer Science and Engineering.


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2434 Osborn Dr
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  • Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering, SUNY Buffalo, 2017
  • M.S., Statistics, UIUC, 2012
  • B.S., Information and Computational Science, Xidian University, 2010

For Prospective Students

I am looking for motivated Ph.D. students who are interested in data mining and applied machine learning. 

Competitive applicants will have a strong computer science background with exposure to applied math and statistics. Applicants from other disciplines with strong math background and motivations will also be considered (including but not limited to Information and Computational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, etc). Successful candidates will receive financial support. For interested applicants, please forward your CV and transcripts in an email with a short statement of interests, using an email subject of “ISU Grad App. <your name>”. Also, complete the ISU Graduate School online application for Computer Science.

General guidelines for admissions can be found at  https://www.cs.iastate.edu/computer-science-graduate-admissions and https://www.cs.iastate.edu/computer-science-international-graduate-admissions.