Headshot of Yutian "James" Sun
Headshot of Yutian "James" Sun


Yutian "James" Sun

Software Engineer

I’m a Software Engineer at Facebook working on large-scale distributed database systems. Major interests are query optimization, data federation, and low-latency query execution. I received my Ph.D in Computer Science from University of California, Santa Barbara focusing on data integration and data-centric processes.


Databases, distributed systems, data integration, query languages

Latest Publications

Presto: SQL on Everything

Raghav Sethi, Martin Traverso, Dain Sundstrom, David Phillips, Wenlei Xie, Yutian "James" Sun, Nezih Yigitbasi, Haozhun Jin, Eric Hwang, Nileema Shingte, Christopher Berner

IEEE ICDE - 2019