Kesong Cao

Kesong Cao

Research Assistant

University of Wisconsin-Madison


Kesong Cao is a graduating senior (4th year undergrad) at UW-Madison. He enjoys coding and problem-solving in general. He hopes to become a computational linguist that can do great research and/or engineering.

His broad research interests are languages and human behaviors.

At UW-Madison, he has gained rewarding experience in building web apps, tackling research questions, TAing an Operating Systems class, and constantly managing time and expectations. He takes courses all over the place in Comp Sci, Econ, Math, Stats, Psychology, Political Science, History, and even Dance and Accounting.

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.


  • Languages
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Societal Computing


  • B.A. 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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