Wei Cai, Ph.D., SMIEEE

Assistant Professor, Computer Engineering
Director, Human-Crypto Society Laboratory
Director, CUHK(SZ)-White Matrix Joint Metaverse Laboratory
School of Science and Engineering
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
Chengdao 303, 2001 Longxiang Ave, Longgang District
Shenzhen, Guangdong, China 518172
Email: weicai@ieee.org, caiwei@cuhk.edu.cn

Prospective Students

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Brief Biography

Dr. Wei Cai is an Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering in the School of Science and Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. He currently serves as the Director of the Human-Crypto Society Laboratory and the CUHK(SZ)-White Matrix Joint Metaverse Laboratory. Dr. Cai received his 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. Prior to joining CUHK-Shenzhen, he was a postdoctoral research fellow in Wireless Networks and Mobile Systems (WiNMoS) Laboratory at UBC. He has also 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 100 journal/conference papers and received 6 best paper awards. His recent research interests focus on decentralized computing, including decentralized mechanism, decentralized social computing, decentralized multimedia, and decentralized applications. Dr. Cai is an associate editor for ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMM), IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems (TCSS), and IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC). He is currently serving as a TPC Co-Chair for ACM NOSSDAV'23 and an Open-Source Software Competiion Chair for ACM MM'23. Dr. Cai is an Executive Committee Member of China Computer Federation (CCF) Computational Art Committee, Technical Committee on Human-Computer Interaction, and Technical Committee on Blockchain. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the ACM.

Selected Publications

(* Corresponding Author, Students Under My Supervision)
Crypto Airdrop
[WWW'24] Chenyu Zhou, Hongzhou Chen, Hao Wu, Junyu Zhang and Wei Cai*, "ARTEMIS: Detecting Airdrop Hunters in NFT Markets with a Graph Learning System", The ACM Web Conference 2024 (WWW'24), Singapore, May 13 - 17, 2024.
[CHI'23] Sizheng Fan, Tian Min, Xiao Wu, and Wei Cai*, Altruistic and Profit-oriented: Making Sense of Roles in Web3 Community from Airdrop Perspective, The 41st ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Hamburg, Germany, April 23-28, 2023.

Web3 Metaverse
[TOMM] Hongzhou Chen, Haihan Duan, Maha Abdallah, Yufeng Zhu, Yonggang Wen, Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, and Wei Cai*, "Web3 Metaverse: State-of-the-Art and Vision", ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing Communications and Applications, 2023.
[MM'23] Zhonghao Lin, Haihan Duan, Jiaye Li, Xinyao Sun, and Wei Cai*, MetaCast: A Self-Driven Metaverse Announcer Architecture Based on Quality of Experience Evaluation Model, 31st ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM MM 2023), Ottawa, Canada, October 29-November 3, 2023.
[MM'21] Haihan Duan, Jiaye Li, Sizheng Fan, Zhonghao Lin, Xiao Wu, and Wei Cai*, Metaverse for Social Good: A University Campus Prototype, 29th ACM International Conference on Multimedia, Chengdu, China, October 20-24, 2021.
[CommMag] Haihan Duan, Zhonghao Lin, Xiao Wu, and Wei Cai*, MetaCube: A Crypto-Based Unique User-Generated Content Editor for Web3 Metaverse, IEEE Communications Magazine, 2023.

Decentralized Society
[WirelessComm] Chenyu Zhou, Hongzhou Chen, Shiman Wang, Xinyao Sun, Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, and Wei Cai, "Harnessing Web3 on Carbon Offset Market for Sustainability: Framework and A Case Study", IEEE Wireless Communications, 2023.
[TCSS] Hongzhou Chen, and Wei Cai*, A Comparative Analysis of Centralized and Decentralized Developer Autonomous Organizations Managing Conflicts in Discussing External Crises, IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems, 2023.
[TCSS] Hongzhou Chen, and Wei Cai*, How Information Manipulation on Social Media Influences the NFT Investors' Behavior: A Case Study of Goblintown.wtf, IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems, 2023.

Decentralized Games
[TCSS] Haoran Yin, Jiaxiang Sun, and Wei Cai*, "Honest or Dishonest? Promoting Integrity in Loot Box Games through Evolutionary Game Theory", IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems, 2024.
[TOIT] Feijie Wu, Ho Yin Yuen, Henry C.B. Chan, Victor C.M. Leung, and Wei Cai*, Facilitating Serverless Match-based Online Games with Novel Blockchain Technologies, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, 2022.
[FDG'22] Yu Jiang, Tian Min, Sizheng Fan, Rongqi Tao, and Wei Cai*, Towards Understanding Player Behavior in Blockchain Games: A Case Study of Aavegotchi, 17th ACM International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games, Athens, Greece, September 5-8, 2022.
[CoG'19] Tian Min, Hanyi Wang, Yaoze Guo, and Wei Cai*, "Blockchain Games: A Survey", In IEEE Conference on Games (CoG'19), London, United Kingdom, Aug 20-23, 2019.


Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering

2011 - 2016
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Supervisor: Prof. Victor C.M. Leung
Thesis: 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