Xinyi Li is in the SAMSI PMED Program. She received her Ph.D. in Statistics from Iowa State University in 2018, under the supervision of Dr. Lily Wang. Her research interests are in developing statistical methods as well as designing computational algorithms in sparse learning, functional data analysis, and high-dimensional nonparametric regression. Her application areas include neuroimaging, genomics, and public health. In her spare time she enjoys sports (badminton, hiking, skiing, etc), reading and watching sports (tennis, football, badminton, etc).