Xiaowu Dai

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

Previously, I was a postdoc at UC Berkeley from 2019-2022, advised by Michael I. Jordan. I also worked with Lexin Li (Biostats) and 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 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

    • Ph.D. Statistics, 2019; M.S. Computer Sciences, 2018; ​M.S. Mathematics, 2015.

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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


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