Xiaoli is currently a department head (Machine Intellection department, consisting of 110+ AI and data scientists, which is Singapore largest AI and data science group) and a principal scientist at the Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore. He also holds adjunct associate professor positions at Nanyang Technological University. He ia also servinf as KPMG-I2R joint lab co-director.
This Machine Intellection department has made significant industry contributions by working closely with various industry partners, such as SIA, KPMG, Lam Research, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, DBS, Singtel, Mclaren, AIA, Standard Chartered Bank, NEC, and NCS etc. It also won most impact international benchmark competitions, such as IJCAI Competition (Stage 1; IJCAI is the top AI Conference in the world) in 2015, KDD Cup (Part of First Place Winning Team; KDD Cup is the best data mining competition in the world) in 2015, and GE Flight Quest Challenge in 2013.