Welcome to Xin Li's Homepage!

I am an Assistant Professor in the
Computer Science Department
of the Whiting School of Engineering at
Johns Hopkins University.
I am a member of the theory group.


Email: lixints@cs.jhu.edu
Office: Malone Hall 215
Postal: Department of Computer Science
Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218


I am interested in the use of randomness in computation, complexity theory, distributed computing, cryptography and theory of computation in general. I obtained my Ph.D. degree from University of Texas at Austin in 2011, under the supervison of David Zuckerman. After that I was a Simons Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Washington. Previously I worked a little on quantum computing and human computer interaction. Here is my recent research statement.

I am co-organizing the theory seminar at CS@JHU. If you are interested in giving a talk here, send me an email!

New: STOC 2018 Workshop on Randomness Extractors

My Group

Program Committee




I came to the U.S. for my Ph.D. study in 2005. Before that I completed my B.S. and M.S. at the CS Department of Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
Here is a brief C.V.
Last modified: July 27, 2015