Junzi Sun announced Young Scientist of the Year

News - 10 December 2019

On December 5th during the SESAR Innovation Days in Athens, Dr. Junzi Sun, assistant professor at the ATM chair in C&S, has been awarded the Young Scientist of the Year award, one of the world’s most recognized awards in ATM research. He had received this prize for his work on establishing aircraft performance models for air traffic management research, based on open data and using big data techniques on received ADS-B data messages. It was Sun’s focus on open data and open models that particularly impressed the jury, as it enables more transparency and comparability for future ATM research. Sun is delighted and proud of winning the award: “It is great recognition for not only my own research but also for the research philosophy undertaken by the CNS/ATM group (lead by Prof. Hoekstra). Over the last few years, some of our open platforms and tools, such as BlueSky, OpenAP, and pyModeS, have become quite popular in ATM research. This is a great testimony for our work.” 

More information on the Sesar Innovation Days website