Basic Information

School of Computer Science and Engineering
Associate Professor
xiangli [at]
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Courses - Undergraduate
MA04 Calculus II, MA05 Fourier Analysis, MA06 Complex Analysis
Courses - Graduate
CSC02F Applied Signal Processing


Machine Learning, Signal Processing, Convex and Non-convex Optimization, Inverse Problems
Educational Background, Biography
Current Research Theme
Sparse Representation, Simultaneous Localization And Mapping (SLAM), Computer Vision, Reinforcement Learning
Key Topic
Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Signal Processing, Inverse Problems, Internet of Things (IoT)
Affiliated Academic Society
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)


Reading, Sports, DIY
School days' Dream
Science can make the life better.
Current Dream
Connect the advanced science and technology with the local people.
“Greats aren't great because at birth they can paint, the greats are great because they paint a lot.“
Favorite Books
Messages for Students
Continuous efforts will tell.
Publications other than one's areas of specialization
Call for Master Students:
If you have the willing to study in machine learning and feel interested in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and sparse representations, especially in area of computer vision and reinforcement learning (with applications, such as Internet of Things (IoT) etc.), please contact me at "xiangli [at]".

Dissertation and Published Works

Peer-Review Journal
1) Xiang Li, Shuxue Ding, Benying Tan, “Accurate Defect Detection in Thin-Wall Structures with Transducer Networks via Outlier Elimination“, IEEE Sensors Journal, 2018 (Accepted)
2) Xiang Li, Shuxue Ding, Yujie Li, “Outlier Suppression via Non-Convex Robust PCA for Efficient Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks“, IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 17, no. 21, Nov, 2017, pp. 7053 - 7063.
3) Xiang Li, Shuxue Ding, Z. Li, B. Tan, “Device-Free Localization via Dictionary Learning With Difference of Convex Programming“, IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 17, no. 17, Sep, 2017, pp. 5599-5608.
4) Xiang Li, Z. Yang, H. Zhang, Z. Du, X. Chen, “Crack Growth Sparse Pursuit for Wind Turbine Blade“, Smart Materials and Structures, vol. 24, 2015.
5) Ruqiang Yan*, Xiang Li*, Z. Chen, Q. Xu, and X. Chen. “Improving Calibration Accuracy of a Vibration Sensor Through a Closed Loop Measurement System“, IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine, vol.19, no. 1, 2016, pp. 42-46.
6) Xuefeng Chen*, Xiang Li*, S. Wang, Z. Yang, B. Chen, and Z. He, “Composite Damage Detection Based on Redundant Second-Generation Wavelet Transform and Fractal Dimension Tomography Algorithm of Lamb Wave“, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol.62, 2013, pp.1354-1363.

Peer-Review Conference
1) Xiang Li, Shuxue Ding, Z. Li, H. Zhao, B. Tan, “Defect Detection on Thin-Wall Structure via dictionary Learning“, IEEE Proc. The Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC), May 22-25 2017, Turin, Italy.
2) Xiang Li, X. Chen, Z. Yang, X. Zhu, “Composite Damage Identification Based on Lamb Wave and Redundant Second Generation Wavelet”, IEEE Proc. The Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC), May 13-16 2012, Graz, Austria, pp. 2216-2220.