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Hongyang Sun

Research Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Dr. Hongyang Sun is a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of Vanderbilt University, USA. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Before joining Vanderbilt, he had worked as a postdoc researcher at ENS (Lyon), INRIA (Rhône-Alpes), and IRIT (Toulouse) in France.

Dr. Sun's research focuses on the broad area of improving performance, energy efficiency (green computing, thermal-aware computing), and reliability (resilience, fault tolerance) of High-Performance Computing (HPC), cloud computing, and distributed computing systems and applications. He is interested in the general areas of design and analysis of algorithms, resource scheduling, performance modeling, and optimization.

Recently, Dr. Sun has started working on data-intensive computing (e.g., memory-bound or I/O-bound computations, cache efficiency). He is also interested in data science in general and the application of HPC in particular to solve big-data problems that arise in various fields (e.g., machine learning, computational neuroscience).