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My major research field is spatial statistics, including geostatistics, spatial point patterns, random fields on the sphere, and their applications. I am also interested in survey sampling, statistical computing, and data mining. Here is my Google Scholar.

Peer-reviewed publications

  1. Y. Li and H. Papei*, "Stochastic local community detection in networks", Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications, Complex Networks, 341 (2017).
  2. P.-J. Shi, D. A. Ratkowsky, N. Wang, Y. Li, L. Zhao, G. Reddy, and B.-L. Li, "Comparison of five methods for parameter estimation under Taylor's power law", Ecological Complexity 32, 121 (2017).
  3. W. A. Fuller, J. C. Legg, and Y. Li, "Replication variance estimation for rejective sampling", Journal of the American Statistical Association 112, 1562 (2017).
  4. E. Heald, T. R. Hrabik, Y. Li, Z. J. Lawson, S. R. Carpenter, and M. J. Vander Zanden, "The effects of experimental whole-lake mixing on horizontal spatial patterns of fish and Zooplankton", Aquatic Sciences 79, 543 (2017).
  5. J. I. Kapusta, G. Chen, R. J. Fries, and Y. Li, "Early time dynamics of gluon fields in high energy nuclear collisions", Nuclear Physics A 956, 553 (2016).
  6. Y. Li and Z. Zhu, "Modeling nonstationary covariance function with convolution on sphere", Computational Statistics and Data Analysis 104, 233 (2016).
  7. G. Chen, R. J. Fries, J. I. Kapusta, and Y. Li, "Early-time dynamics of gluon fields in high energy nuclear collisions", Physical Review C 92, 064912 (2015).
  8. J. Du, C. Ma, and Y. Li, "Isotropic variogram matrix functions on spheres", Mathematical Geosciences 45, 341 (2013).
  9. Y. Li and K. Tuchin, "Probing the low-x structure of nuclear matter with diffractive hadron production in pA collisions", Physical Review C 78, 024905 (2008).
  10. Y. Li, "Baryon enhancement in high-density QCD and relativistic heavy ion collisions", Journal of Physics G 35, 104051 (2008).
  11. Y. Li and K. Tuchin, "Spectrum of diffractively produced gluons in onium-nucleus collisions", Nuclear Physics A 807, 190 (2008).
  12. Y. Li and K. Tuchin, "Gluon multiplicity in coherent diffraction of onium on a heavy nucleus", Physical Review D 77, 114012 (2008).
  13. Y. Li and K. Tuchin, "Gluon recombination in high parton density QCD: inclusive pion production", Physical Review D 75, 074022 (2007).
  14. R. J. Fries, J. I. Kapusta, and Y. Li, "From color fields to quark gluon plasma", Nuclear Physics A 774, 861 (2006).
  15. J. I. Kapusta and Y. Li, "Rescattering effects on intensity interferometry", Physical Review C 72, 064902 (2005).
  16. Y. Li and J. I. Kapusta, "Nonrelativistic rescattering effects on two-particle correlation", Journal of Physics G 31, S331 (2005).
  17. J. I. Kapusta and Y. Li, "HBT interferometry with rescattering in the medium", Acta Physica Hungarica A 24, 125 (2005).
  18. J. I. Kapusta and Y. Li, "Rescattering effects on HBT interferometry", Journal of Physics G 30, S1069 (2004).

Submitted manuscripts

  1. P.-J. Shi, X. Zheng, D. A. Ratkowsky, Y. Li, P. Wang, and L. Cheng, "A simple method of measuring the bilateral symmetry of leaves".
  2. L. Ding*, Y. Li, H. Wang, and K. Xu, "Measurement and analysis of cloud user interest: a glance from BitTorrent".
  3. Y. Li and Y. Qi, "Asymptotic distribution of modularity in networks".

In progress

  1. Y. Li and Z. Zhu, "Nonparametric estimation of covariance functions on spheres".
  2. Y. Wang* and Y. Li, "Zero-inflated multivariate Poisson regression".
  3. H. Papei* and Y. Li, "Stochastic local community detection in networks".
  4. X. Chang* and Y. Li, "On distribution of inter-event distance on a lattice network".


  1. E. J. Zlonis, A. Grinde, E. Condon, H. Panci, Y. Li, R. R. Regal, and G. J. Niemi, "Summary of breeding bird trends in the Chippewa and Superior national forests of Minnesota (1995-2014)", NRRI technical report NRRI/TR-2014/44, University of Minnesota Duluth (2014).
  2. J. M. Larson, A. S. Tyler, Y. Li, and Z. Zhu, "Antecedents to biomass procurement: the essentials for producer participation survey of Iowa farmers methodology report", SBRS technical report, Survey & Behavioral Research Services, Iowa State University (2011).
*: my graduate student; : corresponding author

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