**Methods**- Univariate and multivariate spatio-temporal modeling
- Bayesian hierarchical modeling
**Applications**- Large data analysis in climatology, atmospheric and environmental science
- Public health including childhood cancer and human morbidity
- Time series data analysis

I am currently working on some very interesting problems: One is on reconstructing paleoclimate, and the other one is about discovering the relationship between the heat waves and morbidity.

**Li, B.**, Murthi, A., Bowman, K., North, G., Genton, M. G., and Sherman, M. (2008), Statistical tests of Taylor's hypothesis: an application to precipitation fields,*Journal of Hydrometeorology*, to appear.- Carozza, S. E.,
**Li, B.**, Wang, Q. Horel, S. and Cooper, S., Agricultural pesticides and risk of childhood cancer (2008)*International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health*, to appear. **Li, B.**, Genton, M. G. and Sherman, M., Testing the covariance structure of multivariate random fields (2008),*Biometrika*, to appear.- Carozza, S. E.,
**Li, B.**, Elgethun, K, and Whitworth, R., Risk of childhood cancers associated with residence in agriculturally intense areas in the United States (2008)*Environmental Health Perspectives*, Vol. 116, 559-565. **Li, B.**, Book review of*"Model-based Geostatistics"*by Peter J. Diggle and Paulo J. Ribeiro Jr. (2008)*Journal of the American Statistical Association*, to appear**Li, B.**, Genton, M. G. and Sherman, M., On the asymptotic joint distribution of sample space-time covariance estimators (2008)*Bernoulli*, Vol. 14, 228-248.**Li, B.**, Erkisson, M., Raghavan, S. and Sherman, M., A geostatistical method for Texas NexRad data calibration (2008)*Environmetrics*, Vol. 19, 1-19.**Li, B.**, Nychka, W. D. and Ammann, C. M., The "Hockey Stick" and the 1990s: A statistical perspective on reconstructing hemispheric temperatures (2007)*, Tellus*, Vol. 59, 591-598.**Li, B.**, Genton, M. G. and Sherman, M., A nonparametric assesment of properties of space-time covariance functions (2007)*Journal of the American Statistical Association*, Vol. 102, 736-744**Li, B.**, Ji, C. and Lee, J., A new concept of deep water production, storage system. (1999)*Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering(OMAE)*, Houston, TX, 4024-4030

- Jun. 10, 2008, Past Temperature Reconstruction Using a Bayesian Hierarchical Model, TIES, Kelowna, Canada.
- Jun. 1-4, 2008, The ''Hockey Stick" and the 1990s: A Statistical Perspective on Reconstructing Hemispheric Temperatures (Poster), Methods and Applications in Modern Statistics, Keystone, CO.
- Apr. 9, 2008, Nonparametric Assessment of Properties of Space-time Covariance Functions and its Applications in Paleoclimate Reconstruction, Department of Applied Math, University of Colorado-Boulder, CO.
- Feb. 21, 2008, Nonparametric Assessment of Properties of Space-time Covariance Functions and its Applications in Paleoclimate Reconstruction, School of statistics, University of Minnesota, MN.
- Feb. 14, 2008, Nonparametric Assessment of Properties of Space-time Covariance Functions and its Applications in Paleoclimate Reconstruction, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Iowa, IA.
- Feb. 7, 2008, Nonparametric Assessment of Properties of Space-time Covariance Functions and its Applications in Paleoclimate Reconstruction, University of Colorado, Denver, CO.
- Jan. 28, 2008, Nonparametric Assessment of Properties of Space-time Covariance Functions and its Applications in Paleoclimate Reconstruction, Purdue University, IN.
- Jan. 25, 2008, Nonparametric Assessment of Properties of Space-time Covariance Functions and its Applications in Paleoclimate Reconstruction, Florida State University, FL.
- Jan. 17, 2008, Nonparametric Assessment of Properties of Space-time Covariance Functions and its Applications in Paleoclimate Reconstruction, Virginia Tech, VA.
- Jan. 15, 2008, Nonparametric Assessment of Properties of Space-time Covariance Functions and its Applications in Paleoclimate Reconstruction, Clemson, SC.
- Jan. 8, 2008, Nonparametric Assessment of Properties of Space-time Covariance Functions and its Applications in Paleoclimate Reconstruction, UC Davis, CA.
- Jan. 7, 2008, Nonparametric Assessment of Properties of Space-time Covariance Functions and its Applications in Paleoclimate Reconstruction, UC Santa Barbara, CA.
- Nov. 10, 2007, Paleoclimate Reconstruction Using Bayesian Hierarchical Model (BHM), University of Wyoming/NCAR workshop, Steamboat Springs, CO.
- Nov. 5, 2007, Past Temperature Reconstruction Using Bayesian Hierarchical Model , Department of Statistics, Colorado State Univeratiy, CO.
- Oct. 10, 2007, Innovative Statistical Analysis of Weather, Air Qualtiy, and Health Data , Houston Advanced Research Center, Houston, TX.
- Oct. 8, 2007, Nonparametric Assessment of properties of Space-time Covariance Functions and its Applications, Department of Statistics, Rice University, TX.
- Aug. 24, 2007, The "Hockey Stick" and the 1990s: A Statistical Perspective on Reconstructing Hemispheric Temperatures, 10th International Meeting on Statistical Climatology, IMSC 2007, Beijing, China.
- Jul. 31, 2007, Nonparametric Assessment of properties of Space-time Covariance Functions Associated with Wind Speed Data, JSM 2007, Salt Lake City, UT.
- Jul. 30, 2007, The "Hockey Stick" and the 1990s: A Statistical Perspective on Reconstructing Hemispheric Temperatures, JSM 2007, Salt Lake City, UT.
- Jul. 25, 2007, A Nonparametric Assessment of Properties of Space-Time Covariance Functions, Ninth Meeting of New Researchers in Statistics and Probability, Salt Lake City, UT.
- June 20, 2007, The "Hockey Stick" and the 1990s: A Statistical Perspective on Reconstructing Hemispheric Temperatures, TIES, Seattle, WA.
- Apr. 23, 2007, Modeling and Testing Properties of Space-time Covariance Functions, Department of Statistics, Colorado State Univeratiy, CO.
- Apr. 20, 2007, The "Hockey Stick" and the 1990s: A Statistical Perspective on Reconstructing Hemispheric Temperatures, The Colorado-Wyoming Chapter meeting of ASA, Boulder, CO.
- Oct. 2006, A Nonparametric Assessment of Properties of Space-Time Covariance Functions (Poster), Multivariate Methods in Environmetrics, Chicago, IL.
- Aug. 24, 2006, A Geostatistical Method for Texas Nexrad Data Calibration, NCAR, Boulder, CO.
- Aug. 2006, A Geostatistical Method for Texas Nexrad Data Calibration, JSM 2006, Seattle, WA.
- Mar. 2006, A Geostatistical Method for Texas Nexrad Data Calibration, Department of Statistics, Texa A&M Universtiy, College Station, TX.
- Feb. 2006, A Geostatistical Method for Texas Nexrad Data Calibration, SAMSI, Research Triangle Park, NC.
- Aug. 2005, Texas NexRad Data Calibration, JSM 2005, Minneapolis, MN.