Degui Li



I joined the Department of Mathematics at University of York in March 2013. Prior to that I worked as a Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow at Monash University in Australia (2011-2013) and a Research Associate at University of Adelaide in Australia (2008-2010). I was awarded the PhD degree in 2008 and was the recipient of Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award in the 2011 round.

Departmental roles



My research work has been on Longitudinal Data Modeling, Nonparametric and Semiparametric Statistics, Robust Statistics, Spatial-Temporal Modeling, Time Series Econometrics and Variable Selection. In particular, I am interested on development of general econometric and statistical models, design of flexible inferential methods, and justification of the models and methods via large sample analysis and numerical study. Recently, my research interests have been on Time Series Analysis with Non-stationarity, Dynamic Panel and Functional Data Modeling, High-Dimensional Statistics and Big Data Analysis. 

 More details can be found in my personal website here.


Research group(s)

Statistics and Probability Research Group

Available PhD research projects

I am happy to supervise PhD students on the following topics:

  • “Data-Driven Approaches to Analyse Non-Stationary Time Series Data with Applications in Economics”;
  • “High-Dimensional Factor Models and Big Data Analysis”;
  • “Dimension Reduction and Structure Identification in Nonlinear Dynamic Panel Data Models with Applications in Climatology and Economics”.



  • Multivariate Analysis


  • Advanced Multivariate Analysis
  • Statistics for Insurance

Contact details

Dr Degui Li

Tel: +44 1904 32 4160