Yue Li

(2015-2018) Postdoctoral associate, Computational Biology, CSAIL, MIT

I will be an Assistant Professor for School of Computer Science at McGill University in January 1 2019! Welcome to visit my lab!

I'm a postdoctoral associate from Prof. Manolis Kellis research group at Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. My postdoc research is mainly interested in developping machine-learning methods and bioinformatics tools to reveal meaningful patterns involving genetics, epigenetics, expression dynamics that are together associated with complex human diseases.


Email : l.i.y.u.e. (without the dots) at mit dot edu

Linkedin: yuelicb

Phone : 617.708.7752

Address : 32-D528, 32 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA 02139

Short biography

I obtained my Ph.D. in Computer Science and Computational Biology at University of Toronto in 2014 (my Toronto homepage). I received M.Sc. also from UofT in 2012 and B.Sc. Honours from the University of Saskatchewan with Major in Bioinformatics and Minors in Statistics in 2010. I was originally from the beautiful city of Tianjin, China.

Research interests

  • Computational methods:
    • Probabilistic graphical models
    • Bayesian inference
    • Neural networks (Deep Learning)
  • Bioinformatics analyses:
    • Microarray, tiling array analysis
    • Next generation sequencing analysis
  • Biological problems of interest:
    • Genome-wide association studies (GWAS)
    • Electronic Health Record (EHR)
    • Cancer genomics
    • Epigenomics in diseases
    • Post-transcriptional regulation by microRNAs
    • RNA epigenetics (N6-methyladenosine sites)
    • Function characterization of long noncoding RNAs
    • Transcriptional regulatory network