Kesong Cao

Kesong Cao

Psychology Graduate Student

University of Wisconsin-Madison


Kesong Cao is a first-year Psychology graduate student at UW-Madison. His research interests include human cognition and behavior such as language, categorization, learning, and machine learning fields such as natural language processing and reinforcement learning. He is a member of Austerweil Lab, advised by Prof. Joseph Austerweil. He enjoys coding and problem-solving.

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In my spare time, I translate xkcd comics into Chinese. I also engage in activities with TAA as a grad student, with Departmental Psych Colloquium Committee as a Psych grad student and a web/graphic designer, and with Chinese Psychelogos as a Chinese Psych grad student.

  • Language
  • Categorization
  • Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Ph.D. in Psychology, 2026 (Expected)

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • B.A. in Computer Sciences and Economics, 2020

    University of Wisconsin-Madison


Research Assistant
Apr 2018 – Aug 2021 Madison, WI
Web Developer
Nov 2018 – Jun 2021 Madison, WI


Computational Neuroscience Summer School
Deep Learning Specialization
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