Dr. Xian-He Sun is a University Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the Department
of Computer Science in the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). 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 high-performance computing,
memory and I/O systems, and performance evaluation and optimization. He has over 250
publications and 6 patents in these areas. He is the Associate Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE
Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, a Golden Core member of the IEEE CS
society, the past chair of the Computer Science Department at IIT. More information about Dr.
Sun can be found at his web site www.cs.iit.edu/~sun/.
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