Assistant Professor
Leader, Group of Learning, Optimization, Vision, Healthcare, and X (GLOVEX)
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Department of Neurosurgery
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Affiliated)
UMN Data Science Initiative (DSI) (Affiliated)
UMN Data Science Program (Affiliated)
Institute for Health Informatics (IHI) (Affiliated)
Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IME) (Affiliated)
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Research Interests: Intersection and/or Union of machine learning, data sciences, and numerical optimization, computer vision, signal/image processing, and computational imaging, healthcare. See my [CV].

Openings: We plan to recruit a couple of PhD students for 2022 Fall. Prospective students please directly apply through our PhD application system and mention Prof. Sun among the potential advisors.

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  • Office: 6-213, Keller Hall
  • Phone: 612-301-2729
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  • Office Hour: 4 – 5pm Mon/Wed (2021 Fall)

Seminars of interest

What’s new


  • Talk: in the session Mathematical Foundation of Data Science in Scientific Computing at AMS Spring Central Sectional Meeting (Purdue University, West Lafayette, Mar 26–27, 2022)