Dr Li Sun

Lecturer in Computer Vision

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Li Sun



Li Sun (Kevin) is a Lecturer of Computer Science at University of Sheffield. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Oxford Robotics Institute, University of Oxford. Kevin was awarded the prestigious national scholarship from the Scottish government and received Ph.D. in robotics from the University of Glasgow in 2016. He worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Lincoln Centre of Autonomous Systems, University of Lincoln (2017-2018) and Extreme Robotics Lab, University of Birmingham (2016-2017). Since 2012, he has worked as a main researcher/contributor of several EU/EPSRC funded projects e.g. CloPeMa (€3.7 m), RoMaNs (€6.4 m), ILIAD (€6.9 m), and MobileRobotics (£4.9 m). He is a member of IEEE, BMVA, EUcog, SICSA, etc. He serves as reviewers in top tier robotics and AI conferences e.g. RSS, ICRA, IROS, NIPS, AAAI and journals e.g. IJRR, TRO, RA-L.

Kevin's research focuses on the core challenges in the emerging robot vision to enable the robot to manipulate complex industrial objects e.g. deformable object and waste-like objects or drive in the dynamic, real-life environments e.g. warehouses, on-road/off-road driving. His research pursues the fantastic intersection between statistical machine learning and solid robotic system integration.


Research Interests

Research interests

  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Computer vision and machine learning.

Application fields

  • multi-sensors perception i.e. detection, recognition, tracking using RGB-D, LiDAR sensors
  • 3D mapping and long-term robot localisation in changing environments
  • autonomous visually-guided robot manipulation and navigation