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Hi. I'm James (Yutian) Sun.

I have received my Ph.D. degree at Computer Science Department, University of California, Santa Barbara under the supervision of Prof. Jianwen Su. Before joining UCSB, I received my B.S. degree from Fudan University, China, 2010. My research interests include database theory, business processes, and logics.

Curriculum Vitae

Publications and Projects

Data Management for Business Processes

Process Collaboration Using Temporal Logics

Data-Centric Business Processes with Guard-Stage-Milestone Lifecycle

QoS of BPMN Processes

Work Experience

Samsung Research America

Project Management Intern

Jun. 2014 - Sept. 2014, San Jose, CA, USA
Mentor: Uma Ayyer

Tasks: (1) Focused on the management of a project in the Advanced Processor Lab. Worked on researching, designing, and implementing the KPI metrics to monitor the health and progress of the project. (2) Designed and implemented a hiring business process for the lab.

IBM Thomas J Watson Research Center

Research Intern

Jun. 2012 - Sept. 2012, Hawthorne, NY, USA
Mentor: Richard Hull

Tasks: (1) Worked on an IBM project related with collaborative decision making processes (published result; therefore open to public). (2) Worked on the outsourcing problem for artifact-centric business processes. (3) Finished the experiments upon parallel processing for artifacts.

IBM Thomas J Watson Research Center

Research Intern

Jun. 2011 - Sept. 2011, Hawthorne, NY, USA
Mentor: Richard Hull

Tasks: (1) Designed algorithms to parallelize the semantics of the artifact-centric business process model with Guard-Stage-Milestone lifecycle. (2) Designed the schema for the IBM Global Financing business process by using an artifact-centric workflow engine "Barcelona".

Ericsson Communication Co.

System Test Intern

Nov. 2009 - Apr. 2010, Shanghai, China
Mentor: Winter Song

Tasks: Designed tools for automatic troubleshooting reports and analyzing system tests on mobile telecommunication equipment.

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