Li, Bo

Associate Professor, Department of Management Science and Engineering

Curriculum Vitae

Phone            (86) (10) 62795143

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LI Bo is a tenured associate professor at the Department of Management Science and Engineering in the School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua Univeristy. He received his Ph.D. in Statistics from University of California, Berkeley, USA in 2006 and B.S. in Mathematics from Peking University, China in 2002. His research interests include large-scale and complex data modeling and analysis, and applied statistics and econometrics in economics and business areas. Dr. Li teaches Applied Statistics (undergraduate/graduate) at the School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua Univeristy.

Dr. Li has published more than 20 articles in international and Chinese academic journals, including Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B, Biometrika, Management Science, IIE Transactions, Econometric Reviews, Journal of Comparative Economics, etc. Dr. Li has been the principal investigator or key member of several research projects funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), including “Robust Model Checking Methods for Semi-parametric Model Specifications”, “Information Systems Adoption, Diffusion, Development, and Business Value” and “Statistical Process Control in Semiconductor Production Industry”. He has received the Inaugural McKinsey China Economics Award in 2008.

Conference Papers(Computer Science)

Estimating Causal Effects in the Wild via Differentiated Confounder Balancing (with Kun Kuang, Peng Cui, Meng Jiang and Shiqiang Yang), KDD,  2017

Treatment Effect Estimation with Data-Driven Variable Decomposition (with Kun Kuang, Peng Cui, Meng Jiang, Shiqiang Yang and Fei Wang), AAAI,  2017

Journal Papers(English, SCI/SSCI)

A Discrete Spatial Model for Wafer Yield Prediction (with Hao Wang, Seung Hoon Tong, In Kap Chang and Kaibo Wang),  Quality Engineering, to appear

Hierarchical Models for the Spatial-Temporal Carbon Nanotube Height Variations (with Jialing Tao, Kaibo Wang, Liang Liu and Qi Cai),  International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 54, No. 21, 6613-6632, 2016

A Spatial Variable Selection Method for Monitoring Product Surface (with Kaibo Wang and Wei Jiang),  International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 54, No. 14, 4161-4181, 2016

Counterfactual Decomposition of Movie Star Effects with Star Selection (with Angela Liu and Tridib Mazumdar), Management Science, Vol.61, No.7, pp.1704-1721, 2015

Simultaneous Monitoring of Process Mean Vector and Covariance Matrix via Penalized Likelihood Estimation (with Kaibo Wang and Arthur Yeh), Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 78, 206-217, 2014 

Trends in China's Gender Employment and Pay Gap: Estimating Gender Pay Gaps with Employment Selection (with Wei Chi), Journal of Comparative Economics, 42, 708-725, 2014

Monitoring Covariance Matrix via Penalized Likelihood Estimation (with Kaibo Wang and Arthur Yeh), IIE Transactions, 45, 132–146, 2013

Monitoring Multivariate Process Variability with Individual Observations via Penalized Likelihood Estimation (with Arthur Yeh and Kaibo Wang), International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 50, No. 22, 2012

Forward Adaptive Banding for Estimating Large Covariance Matrices (with Chenlei Leng), Biometrika, 94, 4, pp.821-830, 2011

Decomposition of the increase in earnings inequality in urban China: A distributional approach (with Wei Chi and Qiumei Yu), China Economic Review, 22, 299-312, 2011

 Least Squares Approximations With a Diverging Number of Parameters (with Chenlei Leng), Statistics and Probability Letters, 80, 254-261, 2010

Asymptotically Distribution-Free Goodness-of-Fit Testing: A Unifying View, Econometric Reviews, 28(6):632–657, 2009

Shrinkage tuning parameter selection with a diverging number of parameters (with Hansheng Wang and Chenlei Leng), Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B, 71, Part 3, pp. 671–683, 2009

Nonparametric Testing of An Exclusion Restriction in Quantile Regression, Communications in Statistics—Theory and Methods, 37: 2877–2889, 2008

Glass ceiling or sticky floor? Examining the gender earnings differential across the earnings distribution in urban China, 1987–2004 (with Wei Chi), Journal of Comparative Economics, 36, 243–263, 2008

Regularization in statistics (with discussion and rejoinder, with Peter Bickel), Test, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 271–344, 2006

Papers in Collected Volumes (in English)

Curse of Dimensionality Revisited: Collapse of the Particle Filter in Very Large Scale Systems (with Thomas Bengtsson and Peter Bickel), IMS Collections, Probability and Statistics: Essays in Honor of David A. Freedman, Vol. 2, 316–334, 2008

Sharp Failure Rates for the Bootstrap Particle Filter in High Dimensions (with Peter Bickel and Thomas Bengtsson), IMS Collections, Pushing the Limits of Contemporary Statistics: Contributions in Honor of Jayanta K. Ghosh, Vol. 3, 318–329, 2008

Local Polynomial Regression on Unknown Manifolds (with Peter Bickel), IMS Lecture Notes–Monograph Series, Complex Datasets and Inverse Problems: Tomography, Networks and Beyond, Vol.54, 177-186, Vol. 54, 177–186, 2007   

Journal Papers (in Chinese)



Empirical research on enterprise micro-blogs' worth-of-mouth of Sina Weibo (with Jing Zhang, Jinghua Huang and Wei Yan), Journal of Tsinghua University (Science), Vol.54, Issue 5, 649-654, 2014.


Empirical Studies of the ERP Adoption and Firm Performance based on Propensity Score Matching (with Lu Zhang and Jinghua Huang), Journal of Tsinghua University (Science), Vol.53, Issue 1, 2013.

Empirical investigation of the impact of human capital on regional innovation and economic growth in China (with Xiaoye Qian and Wei Chi), Journal of Quantitative and Technical Economics, Vol.4,
pp.107-121, 2010.


Decomposition of Rising Income Inequality Based on the Distributions (with Wei Chi and Qiumei Yu), Journal of Quantitative and Technical Economics, Vol.9, pp.34-46, 2008.

Recent Developments in Econometric Methods of Income Inequality Study (with Wei Chi and Qiumei Yu), Journal of Quantitative and Technical Economics, Vol.8, pp.119-129, 2007.