Xin Sun
Xin Sun
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Curriculum Vitae


Room:RB 444

Dr. Xin Sun is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Ball State University. He received his Ph.D. from Purdue University, West Lafayette, and B.E. from University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, both in Computer Engineering. The overarching goal of his research is to create scientific approaches and automated software tools for managing and securing large and complex cyber-infrastructures. He is passionate about Computer Science education and always looks for opportunities to engage students in his research. Dr. Sun is a recipient of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) Award from the National Science Foundation.


  • Ph.D., Computer Engineering, Purdue University, 2012

Professional Specialization

  • Computer Networking

Sampling of Recent Scholarship


Conference Proceeding
Xue, Y., Lin, L., Sun, X., Song, F. (2018). On A Simpler and Faster Derivation of Single Use Reliability Mean and Variance for Model-Based Statistical TestingProceedings of the 30th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE 2018) (pp. 635-640).

Conference Proceeding
Lin, L., Sun, X. (2018). A case for systematic detection and rigorous location of SDN control conflicts. Proceedings of the 43rd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN 2018).

Conference Proceeding
Sun, X. (2017). Shedding Light on the Complexity of Enterprise Routing Design: A Case Study (pp. 214-218). 3rd IEEE International Conference on Computer and Communications (IEEE ICCC).

Conference Proceeding
Miller, D., Sun, X. (2017). Systematic IP Prefix Assignment for Compact Router Forwarding Tables (pp. 658-666). 42nd Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (IEEE LCN).

Conference Proceeding
Sun, X., Sun, F.-S. (2016). A Hybrid Approach to Detecting Traffic Anomaly in Large-Scale Data Networks (pp. 1418-1419). Las Vegas, Nevada: 2016 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence.


Sun, X., "Automated and Assurable Security Policy Migration to Software-defined Networking," Sponsored by Security and Software Engineering Research Center (S2ERC), $20,000.00. (June 1, 2017 - May 31, 2019).

Sun, X., "NeTS: Characterizing, Quantifying and Modeling Network Complexity," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, $134,346.00. (September 1, 2016 - April 30, 2019).

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Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Intro OS & Networks 316 1 1200 - 1250 M W F RB, room 122
Intro OS & Networks 316 2 1300 - 1350 M W F RB, room 122