Xiangyang Li has been working for a long time in computer and system security, user modeling and intelligent systems, simulation and modeling, and knowledge discovery and engineering.  He has contributed to many projects on computer security, user modeling and assistance, and information fusion funded by DARPA, Air Force Research Lab, the University of Michigan, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has extensive experience of advising students, designing and directing student projects, and curriculum development. Xiangyang Li got his Ph.D. from Arizona State University.