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Research Interest:

    • Biostatistics and epidemiology (in general)
    • Adaptive clinical trials (statistical design and analysis)
    • Errors-in-variables models
    • Bayesian methods
    • Credibility theory and loss models
    • Statistical consulting
    • Statistical education at university levels

Selected Publications:

  1. Xuemiao Hao, Xuan Li and Yasutaka Shimizu (2013). Finite-time survival probability and credit default swaps pricing under geometric Lévy markets. Insurance Math. Econom. 53 (1), 14-23.
  2. Xuan Li and Xikui Wang (2013). Response adaptive designs with misclassified responses. Comm. Statist. Theory Methods 42:2071-2083.
  3. Xuan Li (2012). Response Adaptive Designs in the Presence of Mismeasurement. University of Manitoba. Ph.D. Thesis.
  4. Xuan Li and Xikui Wang (2012). Variance-penalized response adaptive randomization with mismeasurement. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference 142 (7), 2128-2135.
  5. Hani S. El-Gabalawy, David B. Robinson, Irene Smolik, Donna Hart, Brenda Elias, Keng Wong, Christine A. Peschken, Carol A. Hitchon, Xuan Li, Charles N. Bernstein, Marianna M. Newkirk, Marvin Fritzler (2012). Familial clustering of the serum cytokine profile in the relatives of rheumatoid arthritis patients. RArthritis & Rheumaticsm  64(6), 1720-1729.
  6. Jana Pilkey, Timothy Hiebert, Alex Beel, Lisa Streeter and Xuan Li (2012). Corticosteroid Induced Diabetes in Palliative Care. Journal of Palliative Medicine 15(6), 681-689.
  7. Xuan Li (2005). Approximate Identities for Banach Algebras. University of Manitoba. Master Thesis.
  8. Xuan Li (2003). Studies on the Functions of Humanity Education in Universities’ Mathematics Courses, Tianjin Normal University, Master Thesis.
  9. Xuan Li (2002). Questions on Descending Rank of Nilpotent Matrix, Journal of Tianjin Normal University Natural Science Edition, supplement: 42-43.
  10. Xuan Li. Highlights of SAT and the guidance to Mathematical Education Reform in China, Mathematics Newsletter, 2002 (5): 35-37.
  11. Xuan Li. Reflection on the Mathematics Culture and its Innovative Perspectives, Journal of Jinzhou Normal University Natural Science Edition, 2002 (2): 26-29.
  12. M. Chen and Xuan Li. Application to Mathematical Thoughts and Methods in the Rules of Soccer’s Matches, Journal of Tianjin Normal University Social Science Edition, 2001 supplement: 42-43.
  13. Xuan Li. Initial Points of Divergent Thinking in Mathematics from view of an open question. Mathematics Teaching Newsletter, 2002 (3): 8-9.

Research Grants:

  • Grant-In-Aid of Research, Artistry and Scholarship (GIA)
    University of Minnesota, 07/2014 - 01/2016, $31,013
  • Start-Up Research Grant
    University of Minnesota Duluth, 08/2012 - 08/2014, $20,000

Conferences and Workshops:

  • The 3rd Institute of Mathematical Statistics Asia Pacific Rim Meeting
    Invited Paper: Misclassified Response Adaptive Randomization under a Variance-Penalized Criterion
    Howard International House, Taipei, Taiwan, June 29-July 3, 2014
  • The Ninth ICSA International Conference: Challenges of Statistical Methods for Interdisciplinary Research and Big Data
    Contributed Talk: On Variance-Penalized Mean for Response Adaptive Designs with Misclassified Responses
    Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China, December 20-23, 2013
  • Joint Statistical Meetings 2013
    Contributed Talk: Response adaptive randomization in the presence of mismeasurement
    Palais des congrès de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada, August 3-8, 2013
  • 15th IMS New Researchers Conference
    Poster: Response adaptive randomization in the presence of mismeasurement
    Centre de recherches mathématiques, Montréal, QC, Canada August 1-3, 2013
  • INFORMS Applied Probability Society Conference 2013
    Invited Talk:
    Response adaptive randomization in the presence of mismeasurement
    Marriot Hotel, San Jose, Costa Rica, July 15-17, 2013
  • International Workshop on New Advances in Statistics: Theory and Applications
    Poster: Variance-penalized response-adaptive randomization with mismeasurement
    University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, July 19-21, 2012
  • 2012 Statistical Society of Canada Annual Meeting
    Contributed talk: Variance-penalized Response-adaptive Randomization with Mismeasurement
    Guelph University, Guelph, ON, Jun. 3-6, 2012
  • Hospice and Palliative Care Manitoba conference
    Poster: Corticosteroid Induced Diabetes in Palliative Care
    Victoria Inn, Winnipeg, MB., Winnipeg, MB, Sep. 22-23, 2011
  • 2011 Statistical Society of Canada Annual Meeting
    Contributed talk: Response adaptive designs with misclassified responses
    Acadia University, Wolfville, NS, Jun. 12-15, 2011
  • Riverview Research Day
    Poster: Corticosteroid Induced Diabetes in Palliative Care
    Riverview Health Centre, Winnipeg, MB, Apr. 13, 2011
  • Fourth Annual PNRMS Meeting 2010
    University of Manitoba & University of Winnipeg, MB, April 30-May 1, 2010
  • 2009 Statistical Society of Canada Annual Meeting
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, May 31-Jun. 3, 2009
  • Fu-Fest 2009, A Symposium in Honour of James C. Fu
    University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, May 27-28, 2009
  • Summer School in Applied Probability
    Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, May 11-21, 2009
  • Workshop on Kazhdan’s Property (T)
    University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Aug. 25-27, 2004


Collaborative Projects:

  • Understanding Growth in the Host Environment
    Siliva Cordona (Principle Investigator)
    Cystic Fibrosis Canada (CFC)
  • Early detection of rheumatoid arthritis in first nations
    Hani El-Gabalawy (Principle Investigator)
    Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  • An Examination of Steroid Induced Diabetes in a Palliative Care Population:  Determining a Prevalence Rate, Predisposing Factors and Treatment Variations
    Pana Pilkey (Principle Investigator)
    Riverview Health Centre, Winnipeg, MB