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2020 Engineering Leader Under 40: Keyi Sun, 34

Director of Industrial AI and Lighthouse Academy, Foxconn Industrial Internet, Milwaukee, Wis., PhD Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University

By Amanda Pelliccione September 17, 2020
Keyi Sun, 34, Director of Industrial AI and Lighthouse Academy, Foxconn Industrial Internet, Milwaukee, Wis., PhD Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University

2020 Engineering Leader Under 40: Keyi Sun, 34
Director of Industrial AI and Lighthouse Academy
Foxconn Industrial Internet
Milwaukee, Wis.
PhD Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University

Keyi leads the training and development of Foxconn Industrial Internet’s “Lights-Out Factory,” which has been selected among the World Economic Forum Global Lighthouse Network, a community of state-of-the-art facilities that serve as world leaders in Industry 4.0 manufacturing. She also founded the Fii Lighthouse Academy to provide industrial artificial intelligence training to Foxconn employees. In addition, she established Lighthouse Academy’s “data foundry,” which provides real-world industrial big data to train engineers with practical analytics skills.

Fun fact: Keyi volunteers with One-School where she is part of a small team of teachers who educate underprivileged children in rural areas.


Amanda Pelliccione
Author Bio: Amanda is the Research Director and Project Manager of Awards Programs for CFE Media and its publications.