Ying Sun

Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics and Computational Science

Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering Division

Environmental Statistics


Education Profile

​​​​Ph.D. degree in Statistics from Texas A&M University in 2011

Research Interests

​Ying Sun is an Assistant Professor of Statistics in the Division of Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE). She joined KAUST after one-year service as an assistant professor in the Department of Statistics at the Ohio State University.

Before joining the Ohio State University, she was a postdoctorate researcher at the University of Chicago in the research network for Statistical Methods for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (STATMOS), and at the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) in the Uncertainty Quantification program.

Her research interests include spatio-temporal statistics with environmental applications, computational methods for large datasets, uncertainty quantification and visualization, functional data analysis, robust statistics, statistics of extremes.