Hello! My name is 蔡醒诗 or Xing Shi Cai in English. (See here if you want to know how to say my name.) Welcome to my new home on the Internet! (Here is my old home.)
I am a mathematician/computer scientist who is interested in probability, combinatorics, experimental mathematics and programming.
Recently, I moved Kunshan, China for a position of Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Duke Kunshan University.
In my spare time, I like to read. My favourite authors include Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Peter Singer, Massimo Pigliucci, and Mary Oliver. I write a blog (mostly) about books which I like.
I am a vegan, I donate regularly to effective charities, and I am very concerned about climate change.
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March 15, 2021 – Started working for Duke Kunshan University.
Feb 1, 2021 – Moved back to Montreal.
Dec 31, 2020 – Finished my postdoctoral position at the Department of Mathematics of Uppsala University in Sweden, with Cecilia Holmgren as my supervisor.
Oct 2016 – Got my PhD at McGill University with Luc Devroye as my supervisor.
May 2010 – Moved to Canada from China.
Before Canada, I had been a software engineer in China for a long time.
My undergraduate years was spent for a Computer Science degree at Xi'an Jiaotong University (西安交通大学) in Xi'an (西安) China.
I grew up in Sichuan province (四川), which is famous for its spicy Szechuan cuisine and panda bears.
For more information, check my cv.