My name is Xiaolei Li. I am an Applied Researcher at Microsoft. I graduated in May of 2008 with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I was in the Database and Information Systems Laboratory under the guidance of Prof. Jiawei Han. My thesis was on the topic of spatiotemporal data mining. Other topics I have interest in include general data mining, OLAP, data indexing, and machine learning.