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Xiaorui Sun

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science


Building & Room:

1241 SEO


851 S. Morgan St, MC 152, Chicago, IL, 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 996-3476

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I am an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department of University of Illinois at Chicago.

Prior to joining UIC, I was at UC Berkeley Simons Institute and Microsoft Research. I recieved my Ph.D. in 2016 from Columbia University, where I was fortunate to be advised by Xi Chen.

My research is in theoretical computer science. More specifically, I work in parallel algorithms, sublinear algorithms and graph algorithms.

Research Interests:

Design and analysis of algorithms with an emphasis on big data processing, including algorithmic graph theory, massively parallel computing and machine learning theory

Selected Publications


Ph.D., Computer Science, Columbia University, NY