Andy Sun is Associate Professor (with tenure) and holds the David M. McKenney Family Associate Professorship in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech.
Dr. Sun is interested in building new bridges between the theory of optimization under uncertainty, distributed optimization, convexification of nonconvex structures, and control of dynamical systems, and in developing fundamental understanding and new analytical tools for renewable energy integration, power grid optimization, and stability and resiliency of interconnected energy systems and transportation systems.
Dr. Sun obtained 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.
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Dr. Sun's research has won several research awards, including
Best Paper published in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems in 2017 - 2019
INFORMS Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment (ENRE) Best Paper Award in Energy, 2019
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 Award in Energy, 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
INFORMS Optimization Society Student Paper Prize, Honorable Mention, 2021 Shixuan Zhang
The Anderson-Interface Fellowship, ISyE, Georgia Tech, 2021 Amin Gholami
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
Dr. Sun's teaching has won many Thanks a Teacher notes from students
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, 2019
ISyE 6669 Deterministic Optimization, Fall 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
ISyE 6673 Finaincal Optimization, Spring 2020
New course: ISyE 8803 Energy Systems Optimization, Spring 2016
New course: ISyE 8813 Modern optimization for energy and complex engineering systems, Spring 2017
INFORMS Optimization Society, Secretary/Treasurer, 2019-2021.
IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. Postdoctoral Researcher, Aug. 2011 - Aug. 2012
ISO New England Inc. Business Architecture & Technology Group, Research Analyst, June-Aug. 2010, June-Aug. 2011
Analytics Operations Engineering, Inc. Consultant Analyst, June-Aug. 2007