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B.S., Land Resource Management, College of Environmental Science, China Agricultural University
M.S., Urban Development Planning, Bartlett School of Built Environment, University College London
M.S., Historic Preservation (Planning and GIS), School of Design, University of Pennsylvania

Li has developed research interests in urban spatial analytics and modeling, cloud-GIS, geospatial visualization, geodesign and data-driven urbanism. His previous research lies at the intersection of built environment and spatial technology, and, in particular, how geospatial data can be harnessed to tackle short-term and long-term urban matters, such as sustainability, population well-being, and urban growth. Since 2013 Li has been teaching at the University of Miami School of Architecture, where he taught courses in Urban Planning Information System, Spatial Tools for Architecture, WebGIS, GIS programming, and 3D City Modeling with CityEngine. Before that, Li also served as a GIS consultant with architecture and urban planning firms across the country by providing geospatial analysis and modeling services.

In the Population, Health and Place program, Li will focus on developing a highly-customizable geospatial platform that identifies built environmental variables that have high correlations with citizen well-being and guides the formulation of urban health policies.