I am a PhD candidate at Centre for Autonomous Systems, University of Technology, Sydney. My PhD work is about multi-modal sensor fusion and large-scale probabilistic mapping in the 2.5D and 3D environment. My master study focuses on human visual attention (saliency) guided by eye tracking data and predicted by supervised learning methods.

I am broadly interested in the Science of Statistical Techniques in Robotics. Specifically, I am passionate about tackling problems that arise in perception and state estimation. I enjoy working on:

  • Gaussian Processes
  • Gaussian Markov Random Field
  • Visual Perception for Human/Robot
  • Bayesian Filtering
  • Big Data Analysis

  • Contact

    CB11.09.300, 81 Broadway
    Ultimo, NSW, Australia, 2007
    Email: liye.sun@student.uts.edu.au


    • University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney, Mar/2014 - Now
      Ph.D candidate
      Thesis: Multimodal Information Fusion for Advance Condition Assessment of Ageing Infrastructure
      Advisor: A/Prof. Jaime Valls Miro and Dr. Teresa Vidal Calleja

    • Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, Sep/2011 - Feb/2014
      Master in School of Autonmation
      Thesis: Computation of Spatiotemporal Visual Saliency Based on Eye Tracking Data Analysis
      Advisor: Prof. Junwei Han

    • Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, 2009 - 2011
      Bachlor in School of Automation

    • Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, 2007 - 2009
      Honors College, a.k.a. School of Educational Experimental

    Professional Memberships

    • IEEE student member (2014 - present)

    Media Report

    Honors and Funds

    • ★UTS Vice-Chancellor Postgraduate Research Student Conference Fund
      2015, 2016 and 2017, by University of Technology, Sydney

    • UTS International Research Scholarship. 2014 -- 2017

    • UTS Industry Scholarship. 2014 -- 2017

    • ★UTS Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Research Excellencethrough Collaboration.
      Awarded to our research project "The Advanced Condition Assessment and Pipe Failure Prediction", 2016.

    • Australian Business and Higher Education Round Table (B/HERT) 2016 Best Research Development Collaboration Award. [link]
      Awarded to our research project "The Advanced Condition Assessment and Pipe Failure Prediction"

    • International Water Association (IWA) Project Innovation Award for Applied Research.
      Awarded to our research project "The Advanced Condition Assessment and Pipe Failure Prediction", 2016. [link]

    • ★National Graduate Student Scholarships
      awarded by Ministry of Education and Ministry of Finance of PRC. 2014

    • Champion of 1st Tobii Innovation China Project,
      Topic: A high-level visual attention model guided by eye tracking data for virtual driving and visual navigation in intelligent cars
      [project page coming soon]
      awarded by Tobii Technology. 2013

    • Graduate Starting Seed Fund of Northwestern Polytechnical University,
      Topic: 视觉注意模型在智能车视觉导航和模拟驾驶中的应用 [publication], [project page coming soon]
      No.Z2013106, 2013

    • National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) [publication],
      No.61005018, 91120005, 61103061