Lijun SUN (孙立君)
Postdoctoral Associate
Scalable Cooperation
MIT Media Lab
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Lijun Sun is a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT Media Lab. His current research focuses on developing and applying crowdsourcing and data-driven approaches in the domain of civil systems and transportation. Before that, he worked at Future Cities Laboratory, Singapore-ETH Centre as a PhD student and then research fellow in the Mobility and Transportation Planning Module, combining smart card-driven public transport modeling and agent-based simulation to improve transit service quality and reliability. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from National University of Singapore.

His research interests include data-driven transport modeling, mobility and travel behavior profiling, urban computing and urban complexity, computational social science and large-scale agent-based modeling/simulation. His research aims to provide a better understanding of urban and transportation systems and how scalable cooperation and artificial intelligence could benefit human society. His work has been featured in popular media outlets, including Wired, Citylab, Scientific American and MIT Technology Review.