Menglin Cao, Ph.D.

Menglin Cao, Ph.D.Trustee

Sofia University proudly announces Menglin Cao, Ph.D., as a member of our Board of Trustees. With a Ph.D. in Economics, she serves as Senior VP at Wells Fargo, leading initiatives in NLP, Text, and Speech Data Science. Her diverse leadership roles within Wells Fargo, along with her expertise in AI/ML models, and experience as a guest lecturer and TV speaker, contribute to a unique and essential viewpoint on our board.



  • PhD. In Economics, University of Maryland, College Park
  • MA in Economics, University of Maryland, College Park
  • BA in Economics, University of Maryland, College Park



  • Senior VP with Data Management and Insight Organization at Wells Fargo
  • Current: Leader of NLP, Text, and Speech Data Science group in the AI Model Development Center of Excellence, focusing on Natural Language Processing (NLP), Natural Language Understanding (NLU) and cognitive capabilities. Her team builds and delivers AI/ML models and capabilities to lines of business across Wells Fargo
  • 2006-2019: Wells Fargo – various leadership roles in Marketing and Risk Organizations across Consumer, Middle Market and Wholesale Businesses
  • Teaches “Data Visualization”, a Wells Fargo in-person training course
  • Guest lecturer at San Jose State University, California State University at Stanislaus
  • Guest lecturer at Berkeley School of Information Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) program
  • Veteran guest speaker on California Bay Area’s TV Station KTSF Channel 26

More board members:

Kathryn LaurinChair of the Board of Trustees

Allen Huang, Ph.D.Vice Chair to the Board of Trustees.

Dr. Daniel Ping YuTrustee

Geoffrey M. CoxTrustee

Miao YangTrustee

Greg BrandesTrustee

John WiddowsonTrustee

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