Xian-He Sun

Dr. Xian-He Sun is a University Distinguished Professor, the Ron Hochsprung Endowed Chair of Computer Science, and the director of the Gnosis Research Center for accelerating data-driven discovery at the Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech). Before joining Illinois Tech, he worked at DoE Ames National Laboratory, at ICASE, NASA Langley Research Center, at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, and was an ASEE fellow at Navy Research Laboratories. Dr. Sun is an IEEE fellow and is known for his memory-bounded speedup model, also called Sun-Ni’s Law, for scalable computing. His research interests include high-performance data processing, memory and I/O systems, and performance evaluation and optimization. He has over 300 publications and 6 patents in these areas and is currently leading multiple large software development projects in HPC I/O systems. Dr. Sun is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, and a former department chair of the Computer Science Department at Illinois Tech. He received the Golden Core award from IEEE CS society in 2017, the ACM Karsten Schwan Best Paper Award from ACM HPDC in 2019, the Ron Hocksprung Endowed Chair from Illinois Tech in 2020, and the first prize best paper award from ACM/IEEE CCGrid in 2021. More information about Dr. Sun can be found at his web site.

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