Welcome to my personal website!

I'm Eddie, a philomath currently living in London. My current interests include life sciences (particularly bioinformatics and neuroscience), mental health and game making. I'm currently working at a biotech startup as a software engineer.

In my spare time, I like to unwind to bouldering, music, writing and reading.

Getting in Touch

You can reach me at eddie at xiaodi.li if you are interested in collaborating on a project and I also have a Twitter.


This website is mostly generated using a combination of marked, mustache and orgmode wrapped up in some custom build and deployment scripts.

The fonts used are DejaVu Sans Mono (navigation), Droid Serif (headings) and Open Sans (body).

The primary colours used are #1695A3 (blue), #EA2E49 (red) and #F0F0F0 (beige).

On Naming

This domain is my full name in Chinese: 潇(xiāo: ethereal) 迪(dí: englightened) 李(lǐ: plum).

Hey, you know what's kind of cool? Your given name and family name: together, they're a symbol that encodes both culture and ancestry. It is a culmination of the immemorial dance of nature and nurture, entwined through the generations. It is the last legacy to be etched onto your being and the first word that begins your story.

The rest is yours to write.