Xingan Li currently chairs the International Institute for Innovation Society (IIIS), Helsinki, Finland. He holds an adjunct post as a senior researcher of Beihang University Academy of Industry and Information Law, and is a member of the academic committee of Ministerial Key Laboratory of Strategy and Management for Industry and Information Law.
He obtained his LLD from University of Turku, Finland, and his PhD in computer science from the University of Tampere, Finland. His research interests include social order in cyberspace, cybersecurity and cybercrime, human rights, anti-corruption, social computing, and Japanese religion.
Having been a researcher at several Finnish universities for over a decade, he has written and published broadly in both law and computer sciences. He was an associate professor of international law at Tallinn University, Estonia, teaching EU corporate law, Chinese legal systems, procedural law, and a MA in law thesis seminar. Before he moved to Finland, he had been an associate professor of criminal law and criminology at Inner Mongolia University, China.