LING SUN

Postdoctoral Scholar in Physics, Caltech, 2018
Research: Gravitational Waves

Education

2014 — 2018

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

PhD, Gravitational Wave Data Analysis, Physics

Supervisor:
Prof. Andrew Melatos

2016

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, USA

LIGO Visiting Student Researcher program, Physics

Supervisor:
Prof. Alan J. Weinstein

2006 — 2009

SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY, CHINA

Master of Science in Engineering

Communication and Information Systems

2002 — 2006

SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY, CHINA

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Communication and Information Systems

Publications

L. Sun, A. Melatos, P. D. Lasky, Tracking continuous gravitational waves from a neutron star at once and twice the spin frequency with a hidden Markov model, Phys. Rev. D 99, 123010 (2019), arXiv:1903.03866

S. Banagiri, L. Sun, M. W. Coughlin, A. Melatos, Search strategies for long gravitational-wave transients: hidden Markov model tracking and seedless clustering, Phys. Rev. D 100, 024034 (2019), arXiv:1903.02638

B. Chen, Y. Chen, Y. Ma, K. R. Lo, L. Sun, Instability of exotic compact objects and its implications for gravitational-wave echoes, arXiv:1902.08180 (2019)

M. Isi, L. Sun, R. Brito, and A. Melatos, Directed searches for gravitational waves from ultralight bosons, Phys. Rev. D 99, 084042 (2019), arXiv:1810.03812

L. Sun and A. Melatos, Application of hidden Markov model tracking to the search for long-duration transient gravitational waves from the remnant of the binary neutron star merger GW170817, Phys. Rev. D 99, 123003 (2019), arXiv:1810.03577

B. P. Abbott et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration), Search for gravitational waves from a long-lived remnant of the binary neutron star merger GW170817, Astrophys. J. 875, 160 (2019) — L. Sun is one of the leading authors of this publication, arXiv:1810.02581

S. Suvorova, A. Melatos, R. J. Evans, W. Moran, P. Clearwater and L. Sun, Phase-Continuous Frequency Line Track-Before-Detect of a Tone With Slow Frequency Variation, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 66, no. 24, pp. 6434-6442, Dec (2018), link

P. B. Covas et al. including L. Sun (LSC Instrument Authors), Identification and mitigation of narrow spectral artifacts that degrade searches for persistent gravitational waves in the first two observing runs of Advanced LIGO, Phys. Rev. D 97, 082002 (2018), arXiv:1801.07204

L. Sun, A. Melatos, S. Suvorova, W. Moran, and R. J. Evans, Hidden Markov model tracking of continuous gravitational waves from young supernova remnants, Phys. Rev. D 97, 043013 (2018), arXiv:1710.00460

B. P. Abbott et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration), Search for gravitational waves from Scorpius X-1 in the first Advanced LIGO observing run with a hidden Markov model, Phys. Rev. D 95, 122003 (2017) — L. Sun is the lead author of this publication, arXiv:1704.03719

S. Suvorova, P. Clearwater, A. Melatos, L. Sun, W. Moran, and R. J. Evans, Hidden Markov model tracking of continuous gravitational waves from a binary neutron star with wandering spin. II. Binary orbital phase tracking, Phys. Rev. D 96, 102006 (2017), arXiv:1710.07092

C. Biwer and 46 co-authors including L. Sun, Validating gravitational-wave detections: The Advanced LIGO hardware injection system, Phys. Rev. D 95, 062002 (2017), arXiv:1612.07864

L. Sun, A. Melatos, P. D. Lasky, C. T. Y. Chung, and N. S. Darman, Cross-correlation search for continuous gravitational waves from a compact object in SNR 1987A in LIGO Science run 5, Phys. Rev. D 94, 082004 (2016), arXiv:1610.00059

S. Suvorova, L. Sun, A. Melatos, W. Moran, and R. J. Evans, Hidden Markov model tracking of continuous gravitational waves from a neutron star with wandering spin, Phys. Rev. D 93, 123009 (2016), arXiv:1606.02412

(L. Sun is a co-author of all the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration papers since Feb 2015. The full publication list can be found at https://www.lsc-group.phys.uwm.edu/ppcomm/Papers.html)

Conference Presentations


2019.07 - GR22/Amaldi13, Valencia, Spain
Directed searches for gravitational waves from ultralight boson clouds around stellar mass black holes

2019.03 - LVC March Meeting, Plenary Session, Milwaukee, USA
Advanced LIGO O3 Calibration

2018.12 - Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop 2018, Maryland, USA
Sparkler talk for the LVC: Search for gravitational waves from a long-lived remnant of the binary neutron star merger GW170817 

Invited: 2018.06 - 24th International Symposium on Particles, Strings and Cosmology, Cleveland, USA
Bridging the gap between year-long signals and second-long signals: gravitational-wave transients

2018.02 - ANITA workshop and school 2018, Perth, Australia
Search for gravitational waves from a binary neutron star post-merger remnant

2017.12 - The Australian Institute of Physics 2017 Summer Meeting, Sydney, Australia
Search for continuous gravitational waves from Scorpius X-1 with a hidden Markov model

2017.11 - OzGrav Annual Workshop and Retreat 2017, Melbourne, Australia
Search for continuous gravitational waves from young supernova remnants
Award: Honourable Mention Best Student Talk

2017.03 - LVC March Meeting, Plenary Session, Collaboration Paper LVC Presentation, Pasadena, US
Search for gravitational waves from Scorpius X-1 in the first Advanced LIGO observing run with a hidden Markov model

2016.07 - The 2016 Astronomical Society of Australia's Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, Australia
Continuous Gravitational Waves and a Hidden Markov Model Tracking Method

2015.12 - The 8th Australasian Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation, Melbourne, Australia
Continuous Gravitational Wave Data Analysis with LIGO
Award: Kerr Prize for the best student presentation

2014.11 - Orange Pulsar Meeting 2014, Melbourne, Australia
A Cross-Correlation Search Strategy for Continuous Gravitational Waves

Work Experience

PROJECT MANAGER (PMP)®

Project Management for Host Side Software Development & IBM System Storage SVC Development


SOFTWARE ENGINEER & TECHNICAL LEAD

Development of CIM Agent for IBM System Storage DS8000 & SVC

Leading the development of MS SCOM & VMware vCenter Plugin for ISV integration
INTERN SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Development of CIM Convergence, Trusted Virtualization Data Center, and CIM Agent for IBM Storage System DS8000


Engineering Publications

H. He, L. Sun, and J. Zhang, SVC Cluster Configuration Node Failover System and Method, Patent — US 8,296,600 (2012)

L. Sun, H. He, and H. Zhang, Implement a parsing tool using Python re, IBM Developer Works (CN: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/cn/opensource/os-cn-pythonre/index.html) (2011)

L. Sun, G. Ye, and N. Pan, Using ulimit to improve system performance, IBM Developer Works (CN: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/cn/linux/l-cn-ulimit/) (2009)

Y. Yang, H. Zhang, H. He, L. Sun, Load balancing in distributed compilation systems, IBM Developer Works (CN: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/cn/aix/library/0905_yangyi_distcc/index.html) (2009)

L. Sun and Y. Yang, Migrate device control applications from Windows to Linux, IBM developerWorks (EN: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-devctrl-migration/) (2008)

IBM software tool, CIM Robot System Monitor, IBM AlphaWorks (2009)
IBM software tool, CIM to JAVA Mapping Tool, IBM AlphaWorks (2008)