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Yin Sun

Assistant Professor
Co-founder, Age of Information Workshop
Editor, Journal of Communications and Networks (JCN)

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Auburn University
200 Broun Hall
Auburn, AL 36849-5201, USA
Email: yzs0078@auburn.edu , sunyin02@gmail.com
Office: 213 Broun Hall
Tel: +1-334-844-1867
Fax: +1-334-844-1809

Bio: Yin Sun is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Auburn University, Alabama. He received the B.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University, in 2006 and 2011, respectively. He was a Postdoctoral Scholar and Research Associate at the Ohio State University from 2011-2017. His research interests include Age of Information, Networking, Information Theory, and Machine Learning. He is a Guest Editor of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications for the special issue on “Age of Information in Real-time Systems and Networks” and an Editor of the Journal of Communications and Networks. He has served in the organizing committees of several major conferences, including ACM MobiHoc 2019, IEEE INFOCOM 2020-2021, IEEE/IFIP WiOpt 2020, and IEEE WCNC 2021. He founded the Age of Information Workshop in 2018, served as the General Chair and TPC Chair of the workshop in 2018-2019, and has been a steering committee member of the workshop since 2020. His articles received the Best Student Paper Award from the IEEE/IFIP WiOpt 2013 and the Best Paper Award from the IEEE/IFIP WiOpt 2019. He coauthored a monograph Age of Information: A New Metric for Information Freshness, in the Synthesis Lecture Series on Communication Networks, published by Morgan & Claypool Publishers in 2019. He received the Auburn Author Award of 2020. He has maintained the online Paper Repository on Age of Information since 2016.

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Curriculum Vitae: [pdf]

Tutorial, Talk, and Poster:
  1. Status Updates with Priorities: Lexicographic Optimality, Talk slides at ITA 2020 [slides]

  2. Age of Information: Providing Fresh Data to Real-time Applications, Tutorial lecture at IEEE PIMRC 2019 [slides]

  3. On Delay-Optimal Scheduling of Replications in Multi-Server Systems: A New Sample-path Method [slides]

  4. Super Fast Beam Tracking in Phased Antenna Arrays [poster]

News:

  1. [July 2020] Call for Workshop Papers for the IEEE Globecom 2020 Workshop 7: Information Freshness, Communications, Control, and Computing for Industrial IoT.

  2. [July 2020] Call for Papers for the IEEE Internet of Things Journal Special Issue on “Age of Information and Data Semantics for Sensing, Communication and Control Co-Design in IoT”. The submission deadline has been postponed to July 31, 2020.

  3. [July 2020] Our paper "Age of Information: An Introduction and Survey" has been submitted.

  4. [July 2020] Our paper "Scheduling and Power Allocation Dampens the Effect of Channel Misreporting in Massive MIMO" has been accepted by IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.

  5. [July 2020] The 3rd Age of Information Workshop (AoI Workshop) was held on July 6, 2020 in Toronto, in conjunction with IEEE INFOCOM Conference 2020. The general co-chairs are Ness B. Shroff and Zhisheng Niu. The TPC co-chairs are Sennur Ulukus and Sheng Zhou.

  6. [July 2020] Call for Papers for the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications special issue on "Age of Information in Real-time Systems and Networks".

  7. [June 2020] Our paper "Sampling for Remote Estimation through Queues: Age of Information and Beyond" has been submitted to IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.

  8. [June 2020] I will serve as the Web Co-Chair of IEEE INFOCOM 2021.

  9. [May 2020] I will teach a new course "ELEC 7970 - Special Topics: Reinforcement Learning" in fall 2020.

  10. [May 2020] I received the Auburn Author Award of 2020.

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  11. [May 2020] One Ph.D. student Yunita Fnu will join the Real-Time Networking Lab in fall 2020. Welcome!

  12. [April 2020] Our paper "Optimizing Information Freshness using Low-Power Status Updates via Sleep-Wake Scheduling" has been accepted by ACM MobiHoc 2020.

  13. [April 2020] I received an REU supplement from NSF.

  14. [March 2020] Our paper "On the Trackability of Stochastic Processes Based on Causal Information" has been accepted by IEEE ISIT 2020.

  15. [March 2020] Our paper "Status Updates with Priorities: Lexicographic Optimality" has been accepted by IEEE/IFIP WiOpt 2020.

  16. [March 2020] One Ph.D. student Irtiza Hasan will join the Real-Time Networking Lab in fall 2020. Welcome!

  17. [Mar. 2020] I will serve as an editor of the Journal of Communications and Networks (JCN).

  18. [Mar. 2020] Invited talk "Sampling for Keeping Information Fresh" at CISS 2020.

  19. [Feb. 2020] Our paper "On the Trackability of Stochastic Processes Based on Causal Information" has been submitted.

  20. [Feb. 2020] Invited talk "Status Updates with Priorities: Lexicographic Optimality" at ITA 2020.

  21. [Feb. 2020] Our paper "Optimal Sampling and Scheduling for Timely Status Updates in Multi-source Networks" has been submitted to IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.

  22. [Jan. 2020] Our paper "Status Updates with Priorities: Lexicographic Optimality" has been submitted to IEEE/IFIP WiOpt 2020.

  23. [Dec. 2020] Our paper "Optimizing Information Freshness using Low-Power Status Updates via Sleep-Wake Scheduling" has been submitted to ACM MobiHoc 2020.

  24. [Dec. 2019] Our paper "Balance Queueing and Retransmission: Latency-Optimal Massive MIMO Design" has been accepted by IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.

  25. [Dec. 2019] Our new book Age of Information: A New Metric for Information Freshness is published!

  26. [Dec. 2019] I will serve as a guest editor of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications for the special issue on "Age of Information in Real-time Systems and Networks".

  27. [Nov. 2019] I will serve on the TPC of the 3rd Age of Information Workshop.

  28. [Nov. 2019] I will serve as a TPC Track Co-Chair of IEEE WCNC 2021.

  29. [Oct. 2019] I will serve as the TPC Vice-Chair for Submissions of IEEE/IFIP WiOpt 2020.

  30. [Oct. 2019] I will serve on the TPC of ACM MobiHoc 2020.

  31. [Aug. 2019] Our paper "Sampling of the Wiener Process for Remote Estimation over a Channel with Random Delay" has been accepted by IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.

  32. [June 2019] I will serve on the TPC of IEEE WCNC 2020.

  33. [June 2019] Our work received the Best Paper Award of IEEE/IFIP WiOpt 2019. This is Tasmeen's first paper. Congratulations, Tasmeen!

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  34. [May 2019] Invited talk "From the Age of Information to Sampling Theory" at the 7th ACM MobiHoc Workshop on the Frontiers of Networks: Theory and Algorithms.

  35. [May 2019] Tutorial lecture "Age of Information: Providing Fresh Data to Real-time Applications" at IEEE PIMRC 2019.

  36. [May 2019] Our paper "The Age of Information in Multihop Networks" has been accepted by IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.

  37. [May 2019] Our paper "Optimal Status Updating with a Finite-Battery Energy Harvesting Source" has been accepted by JCN Special Issue on the Age of Information.

  38. [Apr. 2019] Opening talk of the 2nd Age of Information Workshop (AoI Workshop) is available here.

  39. [Apr. 2019] The program of the 2nd Age of Information Workshop (AoI Workshop) is available here.

  40. [Apr. 2019] I will present a poster "From the Age of Information to Sampling Theory" in the 2nd Age of Information Workshop (AoI Workshop).

  41. [Apr. 2019] Our paper "Sampling for Data Freshness Optimization: Non-linear Age Functions" has been accepted by JCN Special Issue on the Age of Information.

  42. [Apr. 2019] Invited talk "Fresh Samples through Queues: Age of Information and Remote Estimation" at Purdue University.

  43. [Apr. 2019] I will serve as the Web Co-Chair of IEEE INFOCOM 2020.

  44. [Apr. 2019] Our paper "Minimizing the Age of Information through Queues" has been accepted by IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.

  45. [Mar. 2019] Our paper "Age-optimal Sampling and Transmission Scheduling in Multi-source Systems" has been accepted by ACM MobiHoc 2019.

  46. [Mar. 2019] Our paper "Sampling for Remote Estimation through Queues: Age of Information and Beyond" has been accepted by IEEE/IFIP WiOpt 2019.

  47. [Mar. 2019] Invited talk "Fresh Samples through Queues: Age of Information and Remote Estimation" at University of Michigan.

  48. [Mar. 2019] One ECE undergraduate student Winston Van joined the Real-Time Networking Lab in fall 2018.

  49. [Feb. 2019] Our paper "Balance Queueing and Retransmission: Latency-Optimal Massive MIMO Design" has been submitted to IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.

  50. [Feb. 2019] Invited talk "Fresh Samples through Queues: Age of Information and Remote Estimation" at University of Maryland.

  51. [Feb. 2019] Invited talk "Age of Information: Optimizing the Freshness of Real-Time Data" at Qualcomm.

  52. [Feb. 2019] Invited talk "Fresh Samples through Queues: Age of Information and Remote Estimation" at ITA 2019.

  53. [Jan. 2019] Our paper "Sampling for Remote Estimation through Queues: Age of Information and Beyond" has been submitted to WiOpt 2019.

  54. [Dec. 2018] Our paper "Age-optimal Sampling and Transmission Scheduling in Multi-source Systems" has been submitted to ACM MobiHoc 2019.

  55. [Dec. 2018] Our paper "Sampling for Data Freshness Optimization: Non-linear Age Functions" has been submitted to JCN special issue on Age of Information.

  56. [Oct. 2018] I will work with Tony Ephremides to organize the 2nd Age of Information Workshop (AoI Workshop). The workshop will be held in Paris, France, in conjunction with IEEE INFOCOM Conference 2019.

  57. [Oct. 2018] I will serve on the TPC of RAWNET Workshop 2019.

  58. [Oct. 2018] One CSSE undergraduate student Anni Zhang joined the Real-Time Networking Lab.

  59. [Sep. 2018] I will serve as the Web Chair of ACM MobiHoc 2019.

  60. [Aug. 2018] One paper has been accepted by ACM mmNets 2018.

  61. [Aug. 2018] I will serve on the TPC of ACM MobiHoc 2019 and IEEE INFOCOM 2019.

  62. [Jun 2018] I received an award from NSF. I really appreciate NSF's support!

  63. [May 2018] Two Ph.D. students Tasmeen Zaman Ornee and Kamran Chowdhury Shisher will join the Real-Time Networking Lab in fall 2018. Welcome!

  64. [May 2018] One ECE undergraduate student Kun Wang joined the Real-Time Networking Lab.

  65. [May 2018] Please check Benjamin Cyr's undergraduate research project on real-time robotic control. Ben will join University of Michigan in fall 2018. Congratulations to Ben!

  66. [Mar. 2018] One paper has been accepted by IEEE SPAWC Conference 2018 -- Special Session on the Age of Information.

  67. [Feb. 2018] Two papers have been accepted by IEEE INFOCOM Workshop 2018 -- the 1st Workshop on the Age of Information.

  68. [Jan. 2018] One paper has been accepted by IEEE ISIT 2018.

  69. [Jan. 2018] One paper has been accepted by IEEE ICASSP 2018.

  70. [Jan. 2018] One CSSE undergraduate student Collin Pike joined the Real-Time Networking Lab.

  71. [Jan. 2018] One ECE undergraduate student Promise B. Owei joined the Real-Time Networking Lab.

  72. [Dec. 2017] I will organize a series of Wireless Seminars at Auburn University in spring 2018.

  73. [Dec. 2017] One paper has been submitted to IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.

  74. [Dec. 2017] One ECE M.S. student Shane Williams joined the Real-Time Networking Lab.

  75. [Nov. 2017] Two papers have been accepted by IEEE INFOCOM 2018.

  76. [Oct. 2017] One paper has been submitted to IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing.

  77. [Oct. 2017] I will work with Tony Ephremides at the University of Maryland to organize the 1st Workshop on the Age of Information (AoI Workshop). The workshop will be held in Honolulu, HI, USA on April 16, 2018 in conjunction with the IEEE INFOCOM Conference 2018.

  78. [Sept. 2017] One paper has been submitted to IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.

  79. [Sept. 2017] I will invited to serve on the TPC of ACM MobiHoc 2018.

  80. [Sept. 2017] One paper has been accepted by ACM Sigmetrics 2018 and will be immediately published in a new journal: Proceedings of the ACM on Measurement and Analysis of Computing Systems (POMACS).

  81. [Sept. 2017] One Math Ph.D. student Serge N. Guerngar joined the Real-Time Networking Lab. We have a cross-disciplinary research team now.

  82. [Sept. 2017] One ECE M.S. student Shaoyi Li joined the Real-Time Networking Lab.

  83. [Sept. 2017] Four ECE and CSSE undergraduate students joined the Real-Time Networking Lab.

  84. [Aug. 2017] One paper has been accepted by IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.