Ruiming Cao

Ruiming Cao

Ph.D. Student

UC Berkeley


I am a Ph.D. student in Bioengineering at UC Berkeley, advised by Prof. Laura Waller. My current research is on the intersection of computational imaging, optics, and biomedical imaging. I am interested to retrieve the previously inaccessible information by the joint design of optical system hardware, physical modeling, and computing algorithms. I am also affiliated with the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR). I was an research intern at Google Research in 2021 and an optical scientist intern in Meta Reality Labs Research in 2022

Before coming to Berkeley, I spent six years at UCLA and obtained B.S. in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics and M.S. in Computer Science. My past research was on computer vision and medical imaging. During M.S., I worked on MRI imaging analysis advised by Prof. Kyung Hyun Sung and Prof. Fabien Scalzo. In my undergrad, I worked on knowledge graph parsing/explainable AI advised by Prof. Song-Chun Zhu.

Besides research, I spend time on downhill skiing, running, trekking, photography. And my name is pronounced as “Rei-Ming Tsao/Chao” :)


  • M.S. in Computer Science, 2019

    University of California, Los Angeles

  • B.S. in Computer Science, 2017

    University of California, Los Angeles

  • B.S. in Applied Mathematics, 2017

    University of California, Los Angeles




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