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Xiaobai Li

Xiaobai Li
Dr. Xiaobai (Bob) LiProfessor
  • CollegeManning School of Business
  • DepartmentOperations Informat Systems
  • Phone(978) 934-2707
  • OfficePulichino Tong Business Center - 448
  • EmailXiaobai_Li@uml.edu
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Research Interests

Data science, business analytics, data privacy, data mining, information economics, health information systems

Privacy-preserving data mining and publishing, Big Data, text and network data analytics, medical and health informatics, auctions, mechanism design

Education

  • Ph D: Management Science, (1999), University of South Carolina - Columbia, SC
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Multivariate Decision Trees for Data Mining
  • MBA, (1994), University of New Hampshire - Durham, NH
  • BS: Civil Engineering, (1984), Chongqing University - Chongqing, China

Biography

Dr. Xiaobai Li's research focuses on data science, business analytics, data privacy, and information economics. He has received funding for his research from National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF). His work has appeared in Information Systems Research, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Operations Research, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Communications of the ACM, Decision Support Systems, INFORMS Journal on Computing, and European Journal of Operational Research, among others.

Dr. Li has taught database management, programming languages, data analytics, data mining, statistics, and other information systems and business analytics courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Prior to joining UMass Lowell, Dr. Li taught at the University of Texas at Dallas. In addition, he had worked in industry for 10 years as an engineer, an analyst, and a manager.

Awards and Honors

  • The Best Paper Award (2015) - The 25th Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS 2015)
  • Teaching Excellence Award (2011) - Operations and Information Systems Department University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • The Best Paper Runner-Up Award (2011) - The 21st Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS 2011)
  • The Second Runner-Up Best Paper Award (2010) - The 31st International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2010)
  • The Best Poster Paper Award (2009) - The 8th Workshop on E-Business

Publications

  • Li, X.B., Qin, J. (2017) "Anonymizing and Sharing Medical Text Records," Information Systems Research 28:2 pp. 332-352
  • Gong, Q., Luo, J., Yang, M., Ni, W., Li, X.B. (2017) "Anonymizing 1:M microdata with high utility, Knowledge-Based Systems," 115: pp. 15-26
  • Liu, X., Li, X.B., Montiwalla, L., Li, W., Zheng, H., Franklin, P. (2016) "Preserving Patient privacy when sharing same-disease data," ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality 7:4 pp. 14
  • Motiwalla, L.F., Li, X.B. (2016) "Unveiling consumers’ privacy paradox behaviour in an economic exchange," International journal of business information systems 23:3 pp. 307–329
  • Li, X.B., Raghunathan, S. (2014) "Pricing and disseminating customer data with privacy awareness," Decision Support Systems 59:1 pp. 63-73
  • Li, X.B., Sarkar, S. (2014) "Digression and Value Concatenation to Enable Privacy-Preserving Regression," MIS Quarterly 38:3 pp. 679-698
  • Li, X.B., Sarkar, S. (2013) "Class-restricted clustering and microperturbation for data privacy," Management Science 59:4 pp. 796-812
  • Motiwalla, L.F., Li, X.B. (2013) "Developing privacy solutions for sharing and analysing healthcare data," International Journal of Business Information Systems 13:2 pp. 199-216
  • Li, X.R., Zhao, Z., Li, X.B. (2012) "Evaluation of estimation algorithms - Credibility tests," IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Part A:Systems and Humans 42:1 pp. 147-163
  • Li, X.B., Sarkar, S. (2011) "Protecting Privacy Against Record Linkage Disclosure: A Bounded Swapping Approach for Numeric Data," Information Systems Research 22:4 pp. 774
  • Li, X.B. (2009) "A bayesian approach for estimating and replacing missing categorical data," Journal of Data and Information Quality 1:1
  • Zhu, D., Li, X.B., Wu, S. (2009) "Identity disclosure protection: A data reconstruction approach for privacy-preserving data mining," Decision Support Systems 48:1 pp. 133-140
  • Li, X.B., Sarkar, S. (2009) "Against Classification Attacks: A Decision Tree Pruning Approach to Privacy Protection in Data Mining," Operations research 57:6 pp. 1496-1509
  • Li, X.B., Motiwalla, L.F. (2009) "For Sale by Owner Online: Who Gets the Saved Commission?," Communications of the ACM 52:2 pp. 110-114
  • Li, X.B., Jacob, V.S. (2008) "Adaptive data reduction for large-scale transaction data," European Journal of Operational Research 188:3 pp. 910-924
  • Li, X.B., Sarkar, S. (2006) "Privacy protection in data mining: A perturbation approach for categorical data," Information Systems Research 17:3 pp. 254-270
  • Li, X.B., Sarkar, S. (2006) "A Tree-Based Data Perturbation Approach for Privacy-Preserving Data Mining," IEEE Transactions on Knowledge & Data Engineering 18:9 pp. 1278-1283
  • Li, X.B. (2005) "A scalable decision tree system and its application in pattern recognition and intrusion detection," Decision Support Systems 41:1 pp. 112-130
  • Li, X.R., Zhao, Z., Li, X.B. (2005) "General Model-Set Design Methods for Multiple-Model Approach," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control 50:9 pp. 1260-1276
  • Li, X.B., Sweigart, J.R., Teng, J.T., Donohue, J.M., Thombs, L.A., Wang, S.M. (2003) "Multivariate Decision Trees Using Linear Discriminants and Tabu Search," IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man & Cybernetics: Part A 33:2 pp. 194-205
  • Li, X.B. (2002) "Data Reduction via Adaptive Sampling," Communications in Information and Systems 2:1 pp. 53-68
  • Li, X.B., Sweigart, J., Teng, J., Donohue, J., Thombs, L. (2001) "A Dynamic Programming Based Pruning Method for Decision Trees," INFORMS Journal on Computing 13:4 pp. 332
  • Li, X.B., Reeves, G.R. (1999) "A multiple criteria approach to data envelopment analysis," European Journal of Operational Research 115:3 pp. 507-517

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • New Technology to Preserve Patient Privacy and Data Quality in Health Research (2011), Grant - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    Li, X.B. (Principal), Motiwalla, L., Franklin, P., Li, W.
  • (2011), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Li, X.
  • (2009), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Li, X.
  • Consumer Electronic Privacy Protection System (2008), Grant - National Science Foundation (NSF)
    Li, X.
  • (2006), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Li, X.