Michael Lingzhi Li
Researcher & Entrepreneur
Hey, you have landed on the personal website of Michael Lingzhi Li, an academic researcher at the intersection of optimization, machine learning, and causal inference, and an entrepreneur working on utilizing machine learning to create demonstratable and robust social impact.
Note 1: I am actively looking for Post-docs / PhDs / research assistants to work with me across optimization, machine learning, and causal inference! Please contact me if you are interested.
Note 2: My startup, Waffle Insurance, is hiring data and software engineers! For more, see here.
Note 3: My collaborators at Boston Children Hospital are looking for Post-docs!
Currently, I am serving as the Chief Data Officer at Waffle Labs and a Visiting Post-Doctoral Scholar at Harvard Business School (HBS). I am expected to join HBS as an assistant professor by July 2023.
I graduated from University of Cambridge with a bachelor's degree in mathematics with First Class Honors, and hold a PhD in Operations Research from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, advised by Prof. Dimitris Bertsimas. Growing up, I lived in Canada, China, United States and United Kingdom, each for multiple years.
To know more about me, please visit the Who am I page. If you are interested in my research, follow the Publications page to see my latest work. The Entrepreneurship page records my most recent attempts to help change the world. I also do have a scarcely updated Blog.
Forecasting COVID-19 and Analyzing the Effect of Government Interventions (with Bouardi, H. T., Lami, O. S., Trikalinos, T. A., Trichakis, N. K., & Bertsimas, D.) Operations Research (2022).
Experimental Evaluation of Individualized Treatment Rules (with Imai, K.). Journal of the American Statistical Association (2021): 1-41.
Fast Exact Matrix Completion: A Unified Optimization Framework for Matrix Completion (with Bertsimas, D.). Journal of Machine Learning Research, 21(231), 1-43 (2020).