Shu Sun

2017 Young Scholar Shu Sun

Recognized in 2017

“Receiving the Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar Award is a huge honor for me, which encourages me and inspires me to continue working hard to obtain further achievements.”

Research Area

Understanding the propagation characteristics of millimeter wave channels and the potential of directional beam antennas for improved capacity for millimeter wave wireless communications.

Current Position

PhD candidate, NYU


  • PhD Candidate, Electrical Engineering, New York University
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, New York University
  • BS, Applied Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Young Scholar Research

Making the case for the viability of 5G mmWave communications as the next generation of high capacity wireless communications through measurement-based analysis and influencing 5G development by creating a close-in free space path loss model and the world’s first open source channel modeling software.

Other Honors

  • Lead author of the paper receiving the 2017 Neil Shepherd Memorial Best Propagation Award
  • Co-author of IEEE VTC 2016 Spring Conference Best Paper
  • Lead student author of the paper receiving the 2015 IEEE Donald G. Fink Award
  • 2012 Outstanding Graduate of Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Fun Fact

I love dancing and playing the piano, and have been the lead dancer in several performances.