Xiaowu Dai

I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at UCLA.

Previously, I was a postdoc at UC Berkeley, working with Prof. Michael Jordan (CS, Stats), Prof. Lexin Li (Biostats), and Prof. Robert M. Anderson (Econ, Math). 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, statistics, or biostatistics research, please contact me.


  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

    • Ph.D. Statistics, 2019.

    • M.S. Computer Sciences, 2018.

    • ​M.S. Mathematics, 2015.

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

    • B.S. Mathematics, 2014, with First Class Honors.


  • Office: 8917 Math Sciences Bldg

  • Mail: 8125 Math Sciences Bldg #951554

                University of California

                Los Angeles, CA 90095-1554

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