I'm a 4-th year PHD student at University of California, Davis, currently working with Prof. Anna Scaglione. My interests lie in the general area of signal processing and optimization for large scale systems and networked data. In particular, the following areas interest me:
- Distributed optimization algorithms and adaptive learning for big data processing and analytics
- Scalable acquisition and statistical inferences for large data sets
- Information processing and management for smart grid, and other networked systems
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), University of California, Davis, 2009 - present
Major : Electrical Engineering Minor : Mathematics
Advisor : Prof. Anna Scaglione
- Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.), The University of Hong Kong, 2007 - 2009
Major : Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Advisor : Dr. Yik-Chung Wu
- Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.), Sun Yat-Sen (Zhongshan) University, China, 2003 - 2007
Major : Electrical Engineering (overall GPA : 91/100 major GPA : 93/100)
Awards and Honors
- IEEE 7th SAM Signal Processing Workshop 2012 Travel Award,
2012, US ONR Collaborative Science Program
- Best Paper Award Finalist,
2012, IEEE 7th SAM Signal Processing Workshop
- UCD and Humanities Research Awards Fellowship,
2010-2011, University of California, Davis
- University Block Grant Fellowship,
2009-2010, University of California, Davis
- Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award,
2008-2009, The University of Hong Kong
- P.K. Yu Memorial Scholarship for academic excellence,
2008-2009, The University of Hong Kong
- Graduate Student Fellowship,
2007-2008/2008-2009, The University of Hong Kong
- Outstanding Graduate,
2006-2007, Sun Yat-Sen University
- University Scholarship for Comprehensive Excellence,
2003-2004-2005-2006, Sun Yat-Sen University
- Provincial Level Outstanding Student,
2003, Ministry of Education, Guangdong Province, China
PhD Research Overview
Big Data Processing and Analytics: Distributed Algorithms and Adaptive Learning
Xiao Li and A. Scaglione, “Non-Linear Least Squares Estimation via Network Gossiping”, Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers 2012, Asilomar, CA, USA.
L. Li, Xiao Li, A. Scaglione and J. Manton, “Decentralized Subspace Tracking via Gossiping”, IEEE DCOSS 2009, Marina del Rey, CA, USA.
Sensing and Inference of High Dimensional Data: Theory and Applications
Xiao Li, A. Rueetschi, A. Scaglione and Y. C. Eldar, “Optimal Sampling Structure for Asynchronous Multi-Access Channels”, IEEE ICASSP 2012, Kyoto, Japan.
Xiao Li, A. Rueetschi, Y. C. Eldar and A. Scaglione, “GPS Signals Acquisition via Compressive Multichannel Sampling”, Physical Communication, Special Issue on Compressive Sensing in Communications. [PDF]
A. Scaglione and Xiao Li, “Compressed Channel Sensing : Is Restricted Isometry Property the Right Metric?”, IEEE DSP 2011, Corfu, Greece.
Information Processing, Management and Analytics in Smart Energy Systems
Xiao Li, A. Scaglione and T.-H. Chang, “ A Unified Framework for Phasor Measurement Placement Design in Hybrid State Estimation”, submitted to IEEE Trans. on Power Systems.
Xiao Li and A. Scaglione, “ Robust Decentralized State Estimation and Tracking for Power Systems via Network Gossiping”, to appear in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC).
M. Alizadeh, Xiao Li, Z. Wang, A. Scaglione and R. Melton, “ Demand Side Management in the Smart Grid : Information Processing for the Power Switch”, Signal Processing Magazine, Special Issue on Signal Processing Techniques for Smart Grid. [PDF]
Z. Wang, Xiao Li, V. Muthukumar, A. Scaglione, S. Peisert and C. McParland, “ Networked Loads in the Distribution Grid”, APSIPA 2012, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Xiao Li, Z. Wang and A. Scaglione, “Decentralized Data Processing and Management in Smart Grid via Gossiping”, IEEE SAM 2012, New Jersey, USA. (Best Student Paper Contest Finalist)
Synchronization and Channel Estimation for Cooperative Communications
Xiao Li, C. Xing, Y.-C. Wu and S.C. Chan, “Timing Estimation and Re-synchronization for Amplify-and-Forward Communication Systems”, IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, vol. 58, no. 4, pp. 2218-2229, Apr 2010. [PDF]
Xiao Li, Y.-C. Wu and E. Serpedin, “Multiple Timing Offsets Compensation in Cooperative Communication Systems”, IEEE DSP 2009, Santorini, Greece, Jul. 2009.
Xiao Li, Y.-C. Wu and E. Serpedin, “On Performance Bounds for Timing Estimation under Fading Channels”, IEEE WCNC 2009, Budapest, Hungary, Apr 2009.