Wei Cai, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Computer Engineering
Director, Human-Cloud Systems Laboratory
Director, CUHK(SZ)-White Matrix Joint Metaverse Laboratory
School of Science and Engineering
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
RA413, 2001 Longxiang Ave, Longgang District
Shenzhen, Guangdong, China 518172

Prospective Students

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Brief Biography

Dr. Wei Cai is currently an assistant professor of Computer Engineering, School of Science and Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. He is serving as the director of the Human-Cloud Systems Laboratory, as well as the director of the CUHK(SZ)-White Matrix Joint Metaverse Laboratory. Wei received Ph.D., M.Sc. and B.Eng. from The University of British Columbia (UBC), Seoul National University and Xiamen University in 2016, 2011 and 2008, respectively. Before joining CUHK-Shenzhen, he was a postdoctoral research fellow in Wireless Networks and Mobile Systems (WiNMoS) Laboratory at UBC. He has completed research visits at Academia Sinica (Taiwan), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and National Institute of Informatics, Japan. Dr. Cai has co-authored more than 70 journal and conference papers in the area of interactive multimedia, distributed computing, and decentralized systems. His recent research interests are mainly in the topic of human factors in metaverse, including blockchain, digital game, human-computer interaction, Web 3.0, DeFi/GameFi, UGC/AIGC, and computational art. He is serving as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, Committee Members of China Computer Federation (CCF) Computational Art Committee, Technical Committee on Human-Computer Interaction, and Technical Committee on Blockchain. He was a recipient of the 2015 Chinese Government Award for the Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad, the UBC Doctoral Four-Year-Fellowship from 2011 to 2015, and the Brain Korea 21 Scholarship. He also received the best student paper award from ACM BSCI2019 and the best paper awards from CCF CBC2018, IEEE CloudCom2014, SmartComp2014, and CloudComp2013.


Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering

2011 - 2016
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Supervisor: Prof. Victor C.M. Leung
Thesis: On Optimizing Gaming Service Delivery with Cloud

M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

2009 - 2011
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Supervisor: Prof. Taekyoung Kwon
Thesis: A Genetic Algorithm Approach to Multi-Agent Itinerary Planning in Wireless Senor Networks

B.Eng. in Software Engineering

2004 - 2008
Xiamen University, Xiamen, China
Supervisor: Prof. Wenhua Zeng
Thesis: Multi-Interface and Multi-Path Ad hoc On-Demand Distance Vector Routing Protocol in Wireless Mesh Networks