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Short bio: Dengfeng Sun is an Associate Professor in School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Before joining Purdue, he was an Associate Scientist with University of California Santa Cruz at NASA Ames Research Center. He received a bachelor's degree in precision instruments and mechanology from Tsinghua University in China, a master's degree in industrial and systems engineering from the Ohio State University, and a PhD degree in civil engineering from University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Sun's research interests include control and optimization of large scale systems and their applications in aerospace engineering.  

  • Associate Professor, 08/2015-present
  • Assistant Professor, 08/2009-08/2015
  • Purdue University, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, West Lafayette, IN
  • Associate Scientist, 08/2008-08/2009
  • NASA Ames Research Center / UC Santa Cruz, Moffett Field, CA
  • Visiting Scientist, 05/2005-08/2008
  • NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
  • Education
  • Ph.D., 08/2002-08/2008
  • Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • Major: Systems Engineering; Minors: Controls and Optimization
  • Committee: Alexandre M. Bayen (Advisor), Mark Hansen, Claire Tomlin, Laurent El Ghaoui
  • Master of Science, 01/2001-08/2002
  • Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Committee: Rajiv Shivpuri (Advisor), Han-Wei Shen
  • Bachelor of Engineering, 09/1995-07/2000
  • Dept. of Precision Instruments, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Advisor: Jinsong Wang

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