Tong Sun

Research Lab Director

BigData Experience Lab, San Jose

Tong Sun manages document-related research across Adobe Research to reinvent the document of the future in the era of AI and machine learning.

Tong previously led the Decision Support and Machine Intelligence Lab at the United Technologies Research Center (UTRC). Her leadership responsibilities included defining and executing the innovation strategy and roadmap, developing technical capabilities and staff competency in machine learning, artificial intelligence, computer vision, robotic learning, and human machine interactions. Prior to joining UTRC, Tong was the Director of Data Analytics Research Lab at Palo Alto Research Center, Xerox.

Her interests include large-scale text mining, graph analytics and machine learning for actionable insights from heterogeneous data. Tong earned her PhD in distributed and parallel computing from University of Rhode Island in 1996. Tong holds 22 US Patents (15+ pending) and has authored/co-authored over 35 peer-reviewed publications.

Tong also has a passion for engaging and advocating for girls to flourish in STEM careers through ‘Hour of Code’ initiatives and Grace Hopper Mentoring Networks.