Andy Sun

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Andy Sun is an assistant professor in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech.

Dr. Sun conducts research in optimization and stochastic modeling with applications in electric energy systems and electricity markets. He also works on theory and algorithms for robust and stochastic optimization, and large scale convex optimization.

Dr. Sun's research has won several awards, including the second prize in the George B. Dantzig dissertation award in 2011, the third prize in the INFORMS Junior Faculty Interests Group (JFIG) Paper Competition in 2014, INFORMS Energy, Natural Resource, and Environment (ENRE) Best Paper in Energy Award in 2015 (the second prize) and 2017 (the first prize), and the Best Paper Award in the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) Energy Track in 2018. Dr. Sun has won the NSF CAREER Award in 2018. Dr. Sun is a senior member of IEEE since 2016.

Dr. Sun's students also won various awards, including the first price in the INFORMS Undergraduate Research Award in 2014 (Hongfan Chen), the INFORMS Data Mining Society Student Best Paper Award, Finalist in 2015 (Murat Yildirim), the INFORMS ENRE Student Best Paper Award, second price in 2016 (Alvaro Lorca), the INFORMS George Dantzig Dissertation Award, Finalist in 2017 (Alvaro Lorca), and the Alice and John Jarvis Ph.D. Student Research Award in ISyE, Georgia Tech in 2015 (Burak Kocuk).

Dr.Sun received a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Operations Research Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University.  Before joining ISyE, Dr. Sun spent a year as a postdoctoral researcher at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. 

Expertise:
  • Optimization
  • Electric Energy Systems
Student Award: Alvaro Lorca, INFORMS George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award, Finalist 2017
INFORMS Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment (ENRE) Best Paper in Energy, First Place 2017
INFORMS Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment (ENRE) Best Paper in Energy, Second Place 2016
INFORMS Junior Faculty Interests Group (JFIG) Paper Competition, 3rd Place. 2014
Student Award: Hongfan Chen, INFORMS Undergraduate Research Award, First Place 2014
“Thank a Teacher” recognition, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Fall 2012
George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award, Second Place, INFORMS 2011
Highest-level Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Tsinghua University 1999 - 2003
Second Prize, National Undergraduate Contest of Mathematical Modeling 2002
Second Prize in National Mathematics Olympics 1996