Tianxi Cai

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Tianxi Cai (Chinese: 蔡天西, born 1977)[1] is a Chinese biostatistician. She is the John Rock Professor of Population and Translational Data Sciences in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Topics in her research include biomarkers, personalized medicine, survival analysis, and health informatics.[2]

Education and career[edit]

Cai was born in Wenzhou.[1] She graduated from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1995, with a bachelor's degree in mathematics. She earned her doctorate (Sc.D.) in biostatistics at Harvard in 1999.[3] Her dissertation, Correlated Survival, was supervised by Lee-Jen Wei.[4]

She worked as an assistant professor of biostatistics at the University of Washington from 2000 to 2002, before returning to Harvard as a faculty member.


Cai was named a Fellow of the American Statistical Association in 2011.[5]


Cai is the daughter of Xiaowan Cai [zh] and the brother of T. Tony Cai, also a statistician.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c 蔡天西 (in Chinese), Baidu, retrieved 2018-10-28
  2. ^ "Tianxi Cai", Faculty and Researcher Directory, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, retrieved 2018-10-28
  3. ^ a b Biosketch, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, retrieved 2018-10-28
  4. ^ Tianxi Cai at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  5. ^ "ASA Founders Award and Fellows; JSM Plenary Session webcasts", Members' News, IMS Bulletin, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, October–November 2011

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