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Jixin Li

PhD Student


Office Location

177 Huntington Ave.


  • MA in Statistics, Columbia University

About Me

  • Hometown:  Shanghai, China
  • Field of Study:  Personal Health Informatics
  • PhD Advisor:  Stephen Intille

What are the specifics of your graduate education (thus far)?

Research on novel stats project and context-sensitive EMA.

What are your research interests in a bit more detail? Is your current academic/research path what you always had in mind for yourself, or has it evolved somewhat? If so, how/why?

I never imaged I would be an engineering student. But things turn out to be natural when I found a PHI program that takes me to the interdisciplinary field that combines my previous experiences in mental health and data science.

What’s one problem you’d like to solve with your research/work?

Build just-in-time mental health prevention tools, especially for depression and suicide.

What aspect of what you do is most interesting/fascinating to you? What aspects of your research (findings, angles, problems you’re solving) might surprise others?

Using wearable devices to collect large scale personal intensive data.

What are your research/career goals, going forward?

Be an industry researcher in personal health informatics.

Where did you study for your undergraduate degree? Any reason in particular behind your choice (a program you were excited about, a city you love, a researcher you wanted to work with)?

I worked in Boston before and, ever since, I’ve loved this city!