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Xiaowu Dai

I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics and Data Science and Department of Biostatistics at University of California, Los Angeles.

Previously, I was a postdoc at UC Berkeley from 2019-2022, advised by Prof. Michael I. Jordan, and also collaborated with Prof. Lexin Li (Biostats) and Prof. Robert M. Anderson (Econ). I was a member of the Berkeley AI Research Lab and Consortium of Data Analytics in Risk, and had the pleasure of visiting the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing. Before that, I received my Ph.D. in Statistics from UW-Madison, advised by Prof. Grace Wahba.

Recruiting: UCLA graduate students and visitors interested in machine learning, mechanism design, or biostatistics research, feel free to contact me.


  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

    • Ph.D. Statistics, 2019, Advisor: Grace Wahba; M.S. Computer Sciences, 2018; M.S. Mathematics, 2015.

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University

    • B.S. Mathematics, 2014, with First Class Honors, Advisor: Ya-Guang Wang.


  • Faculty Affiliate, California Center for Population Research, UCLA, 2022-

  • Affiliated Researcher, Consortium of Data Analytics in Risk, UC Berkeley, 2022-

Research Interests [Papers]

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  • Office:  8917 Math Sciences Bldg

  • Mail:  8125 Math Sciences Bldg #951554

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                   Los Angeles, CA 90095-1554

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