About me

Yin Sun received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2006 and 2011, respectively, both in Electrical Engineering. He received the Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award of Tsinghua University (25 winners out of 1566 graduated PhDs), Excellent Bachelor's Thesis Award of Tsinghua University, and many scholarships.

Since 2014, Yin Sun has been a research associate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Ohio State University, working with Prof. Ness B. Shroff and Prof. C. Emre Koksal. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Ohio State University during 2011-2014. His research interests include the fundamental limits in the design, control, and performance of information and computer systems, with applications to cloud computing, machine learning, real-time status monitoring, cyber-physical systems, and wireless communications. The paper he co-authored received the best student paper award at IEEE WiOpt 2013.

Here is my CV.


Publications


Preprints and under review:
  1. Yin Sun, C. Emre Koksal, and Ness Shroff, "On Delay-Optimal Scheduling in Queueing Systems with Replications," technical report, 2016.

  2. Fangzhou Chen*, Yin Sun*, Yiping Qin, C. Emre Koksal, ``Checks and Balances: A Low-Complexity High-Gain Uplink Power Controller for CoMP," submitted to IEEE Globecom, 2016. *Co-primary authors.

  3. Yin Sun, Elif Uysal-Biyikoglu, Roy Yates, C. Emre Koksal, and Ness Shroff, "Update or Wait: How to Keep Your Data Fresh," submitted to IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 2016.


2016:
  1. Ahmed M. Bedewy, Yin Sun, and Ness Shroff, "Optimizing Data Freshness, Throughput, and Delay in Multi-Server Information-Update Systems," IEEE ISIT 2016. [Technical Report]

  2. Yin Sun, Elif Uysal-Biyikoglu, Roy Yates, C. Emre Koksal, and Ness Shroff, "Update or Wait: How to Keep Your Data Fresh," IEEE INFOCOM 2016, San Francisco, CA, USA, April 2016. [Technical Report]


2015:
  1. Yin Sun, Zizhan Zheng, C. Emre Koksal, Kyu-Han Kim, and Ness B. Shroff, "Provably Delay Efficient Data Retrieving in Storage Clouds," IEEE INFOCOM 2015, Hong Kong, China, April 2015. [Technical Report]

  2. Fei Wu, Yin Sun, Yang Yang, Kannan Srinivasa, and Ness Shroff, "Constant Delay and Constant Feedback Moving Window Network Coding for Wireless Multicast: Design and Asymptotic Analysis," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas of Communications, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 127 - 140, Feb 2015. [Technical Report]


2014:
  1. Shengbo Chen, Yin Sun, Ulas C. Kozat, Longbo Huang, Prasun Sinha, Guanfeng Liang, Xin Liu, and Ness B. Shroff, "When Queueing Meets Coding: Optimal-Latency Data Retrieving Scheme in Storage Clouds," IEEE INFOCOM 2014, Toronto, Canada, April 2014. [Correction]

  2. Yin Sun, C. Emre Koksal, Kyu-Han Kim, and Ness B. Shroff, "Scheduling of Multicast and Unicast Services under Limited Feedback by using Rateless Codes," IEEE INFOCOM 2014, Toronto, Canada, April 2014. [Technical Report]


2013:
  1. Yin Sun, Xiaofeng Zhong, Tsung-Hui Chang, Shidong Zhou, Jing Wang, and Chong-Yung Chi, "Dynamic Spectrum Sharing Between Cooperative Relay and Ad-Hoc Networks: Towards Real-Time Optimal Control," Ch. 15 of Dynamic Ad-hoc Networks, IET, Aug. 2013.

  2. Xiujun Zhang, Yin Sun, Xiang Chen, Shidong Zhou, Jing Wang, and Ness B. Shroff, "Distributed Power Allocation for Coordinated Multipoint Transmissions in Distributed Antenna Systems," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 2281-2291, May 2013.

  3. Haohao Qin, Yin Sun, Tsung-Hui Chang, Xiang Chen, Chong-Yung Chi, Ming Zhao, and Jing Wang, "Power Allocation and Time-Domain Artificial Noise Design for Wiretap OFDM with Discrete Inputs," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 2717-2729, June 2013.

  4. Fei He, Yin Sun, Limin Xiao, Xiang Chen, Chong-Yung Chi, and Shidong Zhou, "Capacity Region Bounds and Resource Allocation for Two-Way OFDM Relay Channels," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 2904-2917, June 2013. [Technical Report]

  5. Yin Sun, C. Emre Koksal, and Ness B. Shroff, "Capacity of Compound MIMO Gaussian Channels with Additive Uncertainty," IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 59, no. 12, pp. 8267 - 8274, Dec. 2013.

  6. Yin Sun, C. Emre Koksal, and Ness B. Shroff, "Capacity of Compound MIMO Gaussian Channels with Additive Uncertainty," IEEE ISIT 2013. [Technical Report]

  7. Shengbo Chen*, Tarun Bansal*, Yin Sun*, Prasun Sinha, and Ness B. Shroff, "Life-Add: Lifetime Adjustable Design for WiFi Networks with Heterogeneous Energy Supplies," WiOpt 2013, Tsukuba Science City, Japan, May 13-17, 2013. [Technical Report] *Co-primary authors, Best Student Paper Award.

  8. Yin Sun, C. Emre Koksal, Sung-Ju Lee, and Ness B. Shroff, "Network Control without CSI using Rateless Codes for Downlink Cellular Systems," IEEE INFOCOM 2013, Turin, Italy, Apr. 14-19, 2013. [Technical Report]


2012:
  1. Yin Sun, Xiaofeng Zhong, Tsung-Hui Chang, Shidong Zhou, Jing Wang, and Chong-Yung Chi, "Optimal Real-time Spectrum Sharing between Cooperative Relay and Ad-hoc Networks," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 60, no. 4, pp. 1971-1985, Apr. 2012.

  2. Ye Yang, Jianhua Ge, Tsung-Hui Chang, and Yin Sun, "Noncoherent Amplify-and-Forward Cooperative OFDM in Block Fading Channels," Wireless Communications Symposium (WCSP), 2012.


2011:
  1. Yin Sun, Árpád Baricz, and Shidong Zhou, "Corrections to ``Unified Laguerre polynomial-series-based distribution of small-scale fading envelopes''," IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 60, no. 1, pp. 347-349, Jan. 2011.

  2. Yin Sun, Xiaofeng Zhong, Xiang Chen, Shidong Zhou, and Jing Wang, "Ergodic capacity of decode-and-forward relay strategies over general fast fading channels," Electronics Letters, vol. 47, no. 2, pp.148-150, Jan. 2011. This paper is dedicated to the memory of Magnus Almgren.

  3. András Szilárd, Árpád Baricz, and Yin Sun, "The generalized Marcum Q-function: an orthogonal polynomial approach," Acta Universitatis Sapientiae Mathematica, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 60-76, 2011.

  4. Haohao Qin*, Yin Sun*, Xiang Chen, Ming Zhao, and Jing Wang, "Optimal Power Allocation for OFDM-based Wire-Tap Channels With Arbitrary Distributed Inputs," WiCON, 2011. *Co-primary authors.

  5. Yuan Gao, Yin Sun, Chunhui Zhou, Xin Su, Xibin Xu, Shidong Zhou, "Accelerating the 3GPP LTE System Level Simulation with NVidia CUDA, " ITMS 2011, Shanghai, May 7-8, 2011.

  6. Haohao Qin, Xiang Chen, Yin Sun, Ming Zhao, and Jing Wang, "Optimal Power Allocation for Joint Beamforming and Artificial Noise Design in Secure Wireless Communications," ICC 2011 Workshop, Kyoto, Japan, June 5-9 2011.

  7. Yin Sun, Xiaofeng Zhong, Yunzhou Li, Shidong Zhou, and Xibin Xu, "Spectrum sharing between cooperative relay and ad-hoc networks: Dynamic transmissions under computation and signaling limitations," ICC 2011, Kyoto, Japan, June 5-9 2011.


2010:
  1. Yin Sun, Árpád Baricz, and Shidong Zhou, "On the monotonicity, log-concavity and tight bounds of the generalized Marcum and Nuttall Q-functions," IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 56, no. 3, pp. 1166-1186, Mar. 2010.

  2. Árpád Baricz, and Yin Sun, "Bounds for the generalized Marcum Q-function," Applied Mathematics and Computation, vol. 217, pp. 2238-2250, 2010.

  3. You Xu, Yin Sun, Yunzhou Li, Yifei Zhao, and Hongxing Zou, "Joint sensing period and transmission time optimization for energy-constrained cognitive radios," EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, vol. 2010, Article ID 818964, 16 pages, 2010. doi:10.1155/2010/818964.

  4. Wei Chen, Yunzhou Li, and Yin Sun, "Realizations of system level simulation platform of LTE based on Matlab (in Chinese)," Communications Technology, vol. 43, no. 5, pp. 170-175, May 2010.

  5. Yin Sun, Yunzhou Li, Xiaofeng Zhong, Shidong Zhou, and Xibin Xu, " Resource Allocation for the Cognitive Coexistence of Ad-hoc and Cooperative Relay Networks," ICC 2010, Kempton, South Africa, May 2010.


2009:
  1. Yin Sun, Árpád Baricz, Ming Zhao, Xibin Xu, and Shidong Zhou, "Approximate average bit error probability for DQPSK over fading channels," Electronics Letters, vol. 45, no. 23, Nov. 5, 2009.

  2. Árpád Baricz, and Yin Sun, "New bounds for the generalized Marcum Q-function," IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 55, pp. 3091-3100, 2009.

  3. Zhou Zhong, Yunzhou Li, Yin Sun, and Jing Wang, "Check node degree-based modified min-sum decoding algorithm with classification for LDPC codes (in Chinese)," Journal of Tsinghua University (Science and Technology), vol. 49, no. 1, pp. 45-48, 2009.

  4. Yin Sun, Yuanzhang Xiao, Ming Zhao, Xiaofeng Zhong, Shidong Zhou, and Ness B. Shroff, "Joint power and channel resource allocation for F\TDMA decode-and-forward relay networks," IEEE Globecom 2009 , Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, Nov. 2009.


2008:
  1. Yin Sun, and Árpád Baricz, "Inequalities for the generalized Marcum Q-function," Applied Mathematics and Computation, vol. 203, pp.134-141, Sep. 2008.

  2. Yin Sun, and Shidong Zhou, "Tight bounds of the generalized Marcum Q-function based on log-concavity," IEEE Globecom 2008 , New Orleans, LA, USA, Nov. 2008.

  3. Yin Sun, Chunhui Zhou, Xiujun Zhang, Shidong Zhou, and Xibin Xu, "A cooperative transmission strategy for uplink cellular systems," ICT, 2008.


Projects

  1. Co-Principal Investigator (PI: C. E. Koksal), "Modulation and Coding Scheme Dynamic Selection," Huawei Inc., Jan. 2016 to Dec. 2016.

Honors & Awards

  • May 2013, Best Student Paper Award at IEEE WiOpt 2013
  • Oct. 2011, Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award (25 winners in 1566 graduated PhDs), Tsinghua University
  • Apr. 2011, Distinction in Postgraduate Research of Dept. EE (1st rank), Dept. EE
  • Dec. 2010, Kang Ning Scholarship, Tsinghua University
  • Mar. 2010, Bounty for Publishing Paper in High Quality International Conferences of Communcations: Outstanding Research Award (6 winners in Tsinghua University), Nokia Siemens Networks
  • Dec. 2009, Jiang Zhen Scholarship (9 winners in Tsinghua University), Tsinghua University
  • Mar. 2009, Bounty for Publishing Paper in High Quality International Conferences of Communcations (8 winners in Tsinghua University), Nokia Siemens Networks
  • Dec. 2008, Outstanding Person in Community Practice of Graduate Students, Tsinghua University
  • Oct. 2008, Scholarship for Excellent Students, Tsinghua University
  • Dec. 2007, Guang Hua Scholarship for Graduate Students
  • Jul. 2006, Graduate with Honor, Tsinghua University
  • Jul. 2006, Excellent Thesis, Tsinghua University
  • Dec. 2005, The First-class Scholarship for Excellence Students, Tsinghua University
  • Dec. 2004, The Third-class Scholarship for Excellence Students, Tsinghua University
  • Oct. 2003, Kodak Scholarship for Undergraduate Students, Tsinghua University

Activities

  • Technical Program Committee:
    • IEEE PDGC 2014, IEEE INFOCOM 2016-2017, IEEE WiOpt 2016.
  • Technical reviews:
    • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Infocom, IEEE Communication Letters, IEEE Wireless Communication Letters, Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Network Science Journal, IEEE WCNC, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE VTC, IEEE PIMRC, IEEE ICC, ACM Mobihoc, CHINACOM.
  • Teaching Experience:
    • Teaching assistant for the courses "Fundamental of Modern Communications" (Fall 2007) and "Convex Optimization Applied in Communications and Signal Processing"(Summer 2010).
  • Hobbies:
    • Champion of North American Dealam.com Soccer Cup, Ohio, 2013.
    • 5 postgraduate soccer champions in Electronic Engineering Department,Tsinghua, 2006, 2007, 2009-2011.
    • Enjoy playing basketball, bowling, badminton, swimming and billiards. Here are some photos.
    • I like touring around the world. Here are some photos of me.

Collaborators

  • Árpád Baricz, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
  • Szilárd András, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
  • Santos Bravo Yuste, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
  • Yuanzhang Xiao, University of California, US
  • Ness B. Shroff, the Ohio State University, US
  • Can Emre Koksal, the Ohio State University, US
  • Prasun Sinha, the Ohio State University, US
  • Tarun Bansal, the Ohio State University, US
  • Shengbo Chen, the Ohio State University, US
  • Zhoujia Mao, the Ohio State University, US
  • Chong-Yung Chi, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan
  • Tsung-Hui Chang, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan
  • Haohao Qin, Tsinghua University, Beijing
  • Fei He, Tsinghua University, Beijing
  • Xiujun Zhang, Tsinghua University, Beijing
  • Yuan Gao, Tsinghua University, Beijing
  • Xiang Chen, Tsinghua University, Beijing
  • Jing Wang, Tsinghua University, Beijing
  • Limin Xiao, Tsinghua University, Beijing
  • Xiaofeng Zhong, Tsinghua University, Beijing
  • Yunzhou Li, Tsinghua University, Beijing
  • Ming Zhao, Tsinghua University, Beijing
  • You Xu, Tsinghua University, Beijing