Wilson (Weixin) Cai

I am a second year Ph.D. student in Biostatistics at UC Berkeley. I am fortunate to be advised by Professors Mark van der Laan and Alan Hubbard. My research interests lie in Statistical Machine Learning and Causal Inference.

I graduated from the Univeristy of Hong Kong with a B.Sc. (Honors) in Statistics and double major in Finance. I was awarded the Saw Gold Medal in Statistics (magna cum laude) and Undergraduate Research Fellowship during my graduation at HKU.

Prior to joining UC Berkeley, I was a visiting researcher at UC Davis working with Prabir Burman. I also worked under the able guidance of Prof. Alexander Aue and Prof. Debashis Paul.

Here is the latest version of my CV.


  • University of California, Berkeley, 2015 - present
    Ph.D. in Biostatistics

  • The University of Hong Kong, 2011 - 2015
    B.Sc. in Statistics

  • University of California, Davis, 2013 - 2014
    Visiting Researcher


  • Citadel LLC, 05/2017 - present
    Quantitative Researcher Intern


  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2017 - present
    Precision Medicine Researcher

    Wasting is a lack of growth in terms of weight/height among African children. I applied Targeted Learning to help better curing individual children.

  • China Europe International Business School, 2013
    Data Analyst to President

    We are the first Chinese MBA program to integrate cutting-edge Big Data into curriculum.


  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, 03/2017
    University of California, Berkeley

  • JSM Student Travel Awards, SF Bay Area Chapter of the ASA, 04/2016 [News]

  • Saw Gold Medal in Statistics, 04/2016
    University of Hong Kong

  • Saw See Hock Statistics Scholarship, 02/2016
    University of Hong Kong

  • Undergraduate Research Fellowship & Overseas Research Internship Award, 01/2014
    University of Hong Kong

  • C.V. Starr Scholarship, 2013
    University of Hong Kong


Email: wcai [at] berkeley [dot] edu
Office: 101 Haviland Hall, Berkeley
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