Xin Li graduated with the PhD in 2009 from the M.I.S. Department at the University of Arizona. He received his bachelor's and master's degree in Automation department of Tsinghua University in Beijing, P.R. China.
His research interests while at the Lab included the use of using data mining in patent analysis, knowledge management, and bioinformatics. He was involved in both the "Knowledge Mapping for Nanotechnology" and "Genomic Pathway Visualizer" projects.