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Xingyu Li

Assistant Professor


Electrical and Computer Engineering

About Me

Xingyu Li is an assistant professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta. She received the B.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering from Peking University in 2007, the M.Sc degree from the University of Alberta in 2009, and Ph.D from the University of Toronto in 2017, both in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Before joining the ECE department, Xingyu was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto and a postgraduate affiliation of the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Besides academia, Xingyu also worked in industry as a video algorithm engineer for 2+ years.


Xingyu's research interests include machine learning, explainable AI (XAI), computational intelligence (neural networks and probabilistic methods), and color image processing. A general theme is intelligent computational systems for (i) multi-dimensional data analytics and understanding, (ii) computer vision, and (iii) health informatics. Her research outcomes have been applied to biologists' state-of-the-art study on pathology image based breast cancer prognosis.

Xingyu's current research projects include:

  • Computational solutions to medical imaging (e.g trusted diagnostic systems, deep pathological diagnosis, etc)
  • Learning-based video analysis and quality improvement