Xintong Li is an experienced researcher specialized in quantitative methods and educational research. He joined the NEE team in 2018 as a senior research analyst. He received his PhD in Statistics, Measurement, and Evaluation in Education at the University of Missouri. He has publications in methodological foundations and applications and is skilled in advance statistical modeling, programming and large-scale simulations using high-performance computer clusters. His current research interests include causal inference using cross-sectional data and motivation in education.