Yicong Li

Ph.D. Student at Harvard SEAS


View Boston, 2023

I’m a 2nd-year Ph.D. student in computer science at Harvard University, advised by Prof. Hanspeter Pfister in Visual Computing Group (VCG). I obtained my master’s degree at Tsinghua University in 2022, advised by Prof. Yang Li. Prior to that, I spent wonderful 4 years at Sichuan University and obtained my bachelor’s degree in 2019.

I’m very fortunate to have interned at Simons Foundation (with Prof. Dmitri “Mitya” B. Chklovskii and Dr. Jingpeng Wu), MIT CSAIL (with Prof. Nir Shavit), Harvard Medical School (with Prof. Faisal Mahmood), and Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (with Changzheng Zhang and Prof. Nanshan Zhong’s team).

I aim at developing bleeding-edge AI techniques to address important real-world challenges. Specifically, my research interests are but not limited to:

  • AI for Healthcare/Medicine/Biology,
  • Biomedical Image Analysis,
  • Computational Neuroscience/Connectomics.

Collaborations and casual chats are welcomed!


Nov 25, 2023 I’ll serve as a reviewer for CVPR 2024 and ISBI 2024! :smile:
Nov 18, 2023 One paper accepted by ICIP 2023 and another one by BIBM 2023 workshop! :sparkles:
Nov 6, 2023 Our SmartEM paper is covered by MIT News!

Honors & Awards

2023 Fellowship of Laverack Family Innovation Fund in the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University.
2021 Comprehensive Excellence Scholarship, Tsinghua University.
2021 Best Personal & Group Presentation, ASPIRE Forum 2021 Student Workshop.
2018 Excellent Graduate, Sichuan University.
2017 "Wang Wen Guo" Scholarship, Wu Yuzhang Honors College, Sichuan University.

Academic Services

Challenge Organizer WASPSYN Challenge @ ISBI 2023, XPRESS Challenge @ ISBI 2023.
Conference Volunteer ICML, NeurIPS.

Teaching Experiences

Fall 2023 Teaching Assistant - Data Science 1: Introduction to Data Science with Dr. Pavlos Protopapas and Dr. Kevin A. Rader, Harvard University.
Spring 2022 Teaching Assistant - Seminar in Data Science and Information Technology: Advanced Learning Representations with Prof. Yang Li, Tsinghua University.
Summer 2021 Teaching Assistant - Geometry and Learning for 3D Vision with Prof. Yi Ma (UC Berkeley), Tsinghua University.
Fall 2020 Teaching Assistant - Discrete-Event Simulation with Prof. Wai Kin (Victor) Chan, Tsinghua University.