Dr. Xian-He Sun from the Illinois Institute of Technology visited ECE this week to present a talk on Parallelism for High Performance Data Processing: A Rethinking.

Dr. Sun is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science of the Department of Computer Science at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). He is the director of the Scalable Computing Software laboratory at IIT and a guest faculty in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at the Argonne National Laboratory. Before joining IIT, 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 parallel and distributed processing, memory and I/O systems, software systems for big data applications, and performance evaluation. He has over 200 publications and 5 patents in these areas. He is a former IEEE CS distinguished speaker, a former vice chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing, the past chair of the Computer Science Department at IIT (9/2009-8/2014), and is serving and served on the editorial board of most of the leading professional journals in the field of parallel processing. More information about Dr. Sun can be found at his web site www.cs.iit.edu/~sun/.