Kesong Cao

Kesong Cao

Research Assistant

University of Wisconsin-Madison


Kesong Cao is a senior (4th) year undergraduate student at UW-Madison. He works at Austerweil Lab as a research assistant. He is developing his research interests in understanding human behaviors and their incentives. He loves programming and solving problems in general. He looks forward to diving deeper into natural language processing in graduate school.

Kesong is seeking full-time employment in or after December 2020 as a researcher or software developer. He plans to apply for PhD programs in Computer Science starting Fall 2021.


  • Natural Language Processing
  • Cognitive Science
  • Behavioral Economics


  • BA in Computer Science and Economics, (Expected) December 2020

    University of Wisconsin-Madison


Software development

Python, Java, Javascript, C…


Modeling, data analysis, presenting…


English, Chinese, some Japanese



Web Developer

UW-Madison DoIT

Nov 2018 – Present Madison, WI

Research Assistant

Austerweil Lab

Apr 2018 – Present Madison, WI


Computational Neuroscience Summer School

Deep Learning Specialization

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How does modern life affect memory retrieval: Analyzing news headlines

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SNAFU: The Semantic Network and Fluency Utility

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