B.Sc. (USTC), M.Sc., Ph.D. (KAUST)
Assistant Professor


Research Areas
  • Applications
  • Artificial Intelligence
    • Bioinformatics
    • Deep Learning
    • Machine Learning



Yu Li joined the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong in December 2020 as an assistant professor, leading the Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare (AIH) group.

He works at the intersection between machine learning, healthcare and bioinformatics, developing new machine learning methods to resolve the computational problems in biology and healthcare. During his four-year Ph.D. study, he published over 30 papers in the top venues, such as Nature Communications, PNAS, NAR, ICLR, ICML, Bioinformatics, ISMB/ECCB. He got his Bachelor degree (honored) in Biosciences from the BEI Shizhang Elite Class at USTC in 2015. He got Master degree in Computer Science at KAUST in December 2016 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from KAUST in October 2020 (KAUST news). He is the first Chinese commencement student speaker candidate in the KAUST history.