Muxingzi Li grew up in Wenzhou, China, a city famed for its entrepreneurs and the most difficult dialect in the country. She received the BA degree in Mathematics from Oxford University in 2015 and joined the Visual Computing Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology as a MS/PhD student in Applied Mathematics and Computational Science. She completed the MS degree in 2017 under the supervision of Professor Wolfgang Heidrich and is continuing for the PhD.

Her research interests lie in the areas of physical modeling of optical systems, numerical optimization and statistics. She is currently working on a new image formation model for Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and dual-camera systems.