Sean Li

Department of Mathematics

University of Connecticut

341 Mansfield Road, U1009

Storrs, CT 06269-9015

Email: sean dot li at uconn dot edu

My CV: pdf.

I am an assistant professor at the University of Connecticut. My research interests include metric geometry, functional analysis, geometric measure theory, and harmonic analysis. Before Connecticut, I was a L.E. Dickson Instructor at the University of Chicago, and I received my Ph.D. from the Courant Institute at NYU under the supervision of Professor Assaf Naor.


  • The traveling salesman theorem on Carnot groups (with V. Chousionis and S. Zimmerman), submitted. arXiv.
  • Nonnegative kernels and 1-rectifiability in the Heisenberg group (with V. Chousionis), Anal. PDE, accepted. arXiv.
  • Some remarks on the Lipschitz regularity of Radon transforms (with J. Azzam and J. Hickman), Proc. Amer. Math. Soc., accepted. arXiv.
  • Separated nets in nilpotent groups (with T. Dymarz, M. Kelly, and A. Lukyanenko), Indiana Univ. Math. J., accepted. arXiv.
  • Quantitative affine approximation for UMD targets (with T. Hytönen and A. Naor), Discrete Anal. (2016), no. 6, 37pp. arXiv.
  • Ahlfors-regular distances on the Heisenberg group without biLipschitz pieces (with E. Le Donne and T. Rajala), Proc. London Math. Soc., accepted. arXiv.
  • Differentiability and Poincaré-type inequalities in metric measure spaces (with D. Bate), Adv. Math., accepted. arXiv.
  • BiLipschitz decomposition of Lipschitz maps between Carnot groups, Anal. Geom. Metr. Spaces 3, 231--243, 2015. arXiv.
  • Characterizations of rectifiable metric measure spaces (with D. Bate), Ann. Sci. Éc. Norm. Supér. 50(1), 1--37, 2017. arXiv.
  • Markov convexity and nonembeddability of the Heisenberg group, Ann. Inst. Fourier 66(4), 1615--1651, 2016. arXiv.
  • An upper bound for the length of a traveling salesman path in the Heisenberg group (with R. Schul), Rev. Mat. Iberoam. 32(2), 391-417, 2016. arXiv.
  • The traveling salesman problem in the Heisenberg group: upper bounding curvature (with R. Schul), Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 368(7), 4585--4620, 2016. arXiv.
  • Coarse differentiation and quantitative nonembeddability for Carnot groups, J. Funct. Anal. 266, 4616--4704, 2014. arXiv.
  • Discretization and affine approximation in high dimensions (with A. Naor), Israel J. Math. 197(1), 107--129, 2013. arXiv.
  • Compression bounds for wreath products, Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 138(8), 2701--2714, 2010. arXiv.

Collaborators: Jonas Azzam, David Bate, Vasilis Chousionis, Tullia Dymarz, Jonathan Hickman, Tuomas Hytönen, Enrico Le Donne, Michael Kelly, Anton Lukyanenko, Assaf Naor, Tapio Rajala, Raanan Schul, Scott Zimmerman.


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