Xindi is a PhD student the Network Science Program in Northeastern University. She received her Bachelor of Engineering from University of Electronic Science & Technology of China (UESTC) in 2015. Xindi served as a research assistant to Prof. Tao Zhou, UESTC, studying the Chengdu transportation network by analyzing real traffic data. Xindi participated in the MITACS Globalink program at Ryerson University, Canada, studying under Prof. Anthony Bonato and Dr. Deepak Bal. She is now working with Burcu Yucesoy on how books and authors become successful.