Yue Li

MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)

32 Vassar Street


Cambridge, MA 02139


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


I'm a postdoctoral associate from Prof. Manolis Kellis research group at Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Please check out my most up-to-date homepage.

I completed my PhD in Computational Biology at University of Toronto (2014). I received a B.Sc. from the University of Saskatchewan with Honours in Bioinformatics and Minors in Statistics in 2010 and a M.Sc. from UofT in 2012.

I was born in Tianjin, China and came to North America in 2005. During 2005-6, I lived in Richmond, BC to study English in Kwantlen University College and worked in A-plus rent-a-car company for a year or so.

Research interests

Short Bio

  1. Computational methods:

  2. Generalized linear models

  3. Parametric/Nonparametric testing

  4. Probabilistic graphical models

  5. Bayesian inference

  6. Specific applications:

  7. Microarray, tiling array analysis

  8. Next generation sequencing analysis including RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, RIP-seq, CLIP-seq, PAR-CLIP, etc.

  9. Biological problems of interest:

  10. Post-transcriptional regulation by microRNAs

  11. RNA epigenetics (N6-methyladenosine or m6A target site predictions)

  12. Function characterization of long noncoding RNAs

  13. DNA epigenetics in non-Mendelian complex diseases such as cancer

  14. Transcriptional regulation by transcription factors, chromatin regulators and histone modifications