Dr. Andy Sun

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Phone: 404.385.7571

Fax: 404.894.2301

Office: Groseclose, Room 444

Dr. Andy Sun is the Anderson-Interface Early Career Professor and Associate Professor in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech.

Dr. Sun has a wide range of interests in both theory and applications of optimization under uncertainty and nonconvex optimization.

Dr. Sun got his B.E. in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing (senior thesis on quantum computing using Josephson junction qubits), M.S. in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT (analog computation and analog integrated circuit design), and a doctoral degree in Operations Research (robust optimization and convex optimization) from MIT. After PhD, Dr. Sun did a one-year postdoc at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY.


Awards

Dr. Sun's research has won several awards, including

  • NSF CAREER Award, 2018
  • The Best Paper Award in the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) Energy Track, 2018
  • INFORMS Energy, Natural Resource, and Environment (ENRE) Best Paper in Energy Award, 2017
  • INFORMS ENRE Best Paper in Energy Award, Honorary Mention, 2015
  • INFORMS Junior Faculty Interests Group (JFIG) Paper Competition, the Third Place, 2014
  • George B. Dantzig dissertation award, the Second Prize, 2011

Dr. Sun's students also won various awards, including

  • The INFORMS George Dantzig Dissertation Award, Finalist, 2017 (Alvaro Lorca)
  • The INFORMS ENRE Student Best Paper Award, the Second Prize, 2016 (Alvaro Lorca)
  • The INFORMS Data Mining Society Student Best Paper Award, Finalist, 2015 (Murat Yildirim)
  • The Alice and John Jarvis Ph.D. Student Research Award in ISyE, Georgia Tech, 2015 (Burak Kocuk)
  • The INFORMS Undergraduate Research Award, the First Prize, 2014 (Hongfan Chen)

Teaching

  • ISyE 4133 Advanced Optimization, Georgia Tech, Fall 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
  • ISyE 6230 Economic Decision Analysis II (Applied Game Theory), Georgia Tech, Spring 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • ISyE 6669 Deterministic Optimization, Fall 2016, 2017, 2018
  • New course: ISyE 8803 Energy Systems Optimization, Spring 2016
  • New course: ISyE 8813 Modern optimization for energy and complex engineering systems, Spring 2017

Professional Experience