Boxuan Li

Software Engineer

Goldman Sachs


I am an analyst in the Core Engineering Department at Goldman Sachs (GS). My team builds in-house monitoring tools on top of graph database.

Before joining GS, I got my bachelor degree in Computer Science from The University of Hong Kong (HKU). I was supervised by Dr. Heming Cui at Systems and Networking Group, and Dr. Reynold Cheng at Data Engineering Group. I also spent a semester as an exchange student at University of Toronto, where I met and worked with Prof. Peter Marbach.

I was a maintainer for an open-source project, coala. I was a Google Summer of Code 2018 Student, Google Code-in 2018 mentor and Google Summer of Code 2019 mentor.


  • Distributed Systems
  • Information Networks
  • Graph Database


  • BEng in Computer Science (First Class Honors), 2019

    The University of Hong Kong

  • Exchange Student, 2018

    University of Toronto

  • Summer Student, 2016

    University of California, Berkeley


(2020). MC-Explorer: Analyzing and Visualizing Motif-Cliques on Large Networks. Accepted by 36th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2020) Demo Track.


(2018). PLOVER: Fast, Multi-core Scalable Virtual Machine Fault-tolerance. 15th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI 18).

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Research Projects

PLOVER: Virtualized State Machine Replication System

Plover is the first Virtualized SMR (VSMR) System that achieves fast and multi-core scalable virtual machine fault-tolerance

Discovering Maximal Motif Cliques in Large Heterogeneous Information Networks

A maximal motif-clique discovery algorithm

MC-Explorer: Analyzing and Visualizing Motif-Cliques on Large Networks

A web application for motif clique search and interactive graph analysis

Stability Analysis of Information Communities under Perturbations

A mathematical model to analyze the Nash equilibria stability of community networks

Working Experience

Adventure in industry


Software Engineer

Goldman Sachs

Aug 2019 – Present Hong Kong
Implemented numerous features for firm-wide large graph topology system, including: * Developed integration module as an internal Terraform provider to manage graph resources * Implemented service that periodically collects elasticsearch metrics and visualizes on Grafana * Refactored web service using Spring

Quantitative Developer Intern

Junson Capital

Apr 2019 – Jun 2019 Hong Kong
Implemented trading strategy backtesting system from scratch using Python

Full-stack Engineer


Sep 2018 – Feb 2019 Remote
  • Developed firm-wide generic end-to-end testing pipeline, fully integrated with continuous integration and continuous deployment
  • Designed and implemented custom shopping order system using Angular and Django

Software Engineer Intern

Goldman Sachs

Jun 2018 – Aug 2018 Hong Kong
• Developed resource management module for internal operation platform using Spring, MongoDB, and Hazelcast

Software Engineer Intern

YITU Technology

May 2017 – Aug 2017 Shanghai, China
  • Developed cold and hot backup modules for large distributed face recognition platform with 1 billion data entries
  • Developed a performance & failover testing pipeline


Silver Medal in IEEE-CIS Fraud Detection Competition

Rank 1246381 (Top 2%)

Silver Medal in Instant Gratification Competition

Rank 341832 (Top 2%)

Dean’s Honours List

HKU Foundation Scholarships for Outstanding Students