Yang Cai is an Associate Professor (with Tenure) of Computer Science and Economics (secondary appointment) at Yale University. He finished his Ph.D. at MIT in Computer Science under the supervision of Costis Daskalakis and received his B.Sc. in EECS at Peking University. His research interests lie in theoretical computer science and its interface with economics, optimization, and machine learning. He has been honored with the FOCS Test of Time Award, the Sloan Research Fellowship, the NSF CAREER Award, the William Dawson Scholarship, and the Simons-Berkeley Research Fellowship. His dissertation has been recognized by the George M. Sprowls Award (for best MIT doctoral theses in CS) and the SIGecom Doctoral Dissertation Award.