Yanan Sun

Postdoctoral Fellow School of Engineering and Computer Science

Yanan Sun profile picture

I received the Ph.D. from the College of Computer Science, Sichuan University in June, 2017 (supervisor: Dr. Zhang Yi). From Aug. 2015 to Feb. 2017, I studied at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oklahoma State University, U.S.A. as a jointly Ph.D. student (supervisor: Dr. Gary G. Yen). Currently, I am a Postdoc Research Fellow at the Evolutionary Computation Research Group, School of Engineering and Computer Science, Victoria University of Wellington (supervisor: Drs. Mengjie Zhang and Bing Xue).

Research Interests

  • Deep Neural Networks for Unsupervised Representation Learning,
  • Many-objective Evolutionary Algorithms, and
  • Evolving Deep learning.

Selected Publications

  • Yanan Sun, Gary G. Yen, Zhang Yi, Reference line-based Estimation of Distribution Algorithm for many-objective optimization[J]. Knowledge-Based Systems, 2017, 132: 129-143.
  • Yanan Sun, Hua Mao, Yongsheng Sang, Zhang Yi, Explicit guiding auto-encoders for learning meaningful representation[J]. Neural Computing and Applications, 2017, 28(3): 429-436.
  • Yanan Sun, Hua Mao, Quan Guo, Zhang Yi, Learning a good representation with unsymmetrical auto-encoder[J]. Neural Computing and Applications, 2016, 27(5): 1361-1367.
  • Yanan Sun, Gary G. Yen, Zhang Yi, Global View-based Selection Mechanism for Many-objective Evolutionary Algorithm, Evolutionary Computation (CEC), 2017 IEEE Congress on, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain (Oral presentation)
  • Yanan Sun, Gary G. Yen, Hua Mao, Zhang Yi, Manifold dimension reduction based clustering for multi-objective evolutionary algorithm, Evolutionary Computation (CEC), 2016 IEEE Congress on,, Vancouver, Canada (Oral presentation)

Academic Activities

  • Reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation,
  • Reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics,
  • Reviewer of Image and Vision Computing,
  • Reviewer of International Journal of Systems Science: Operations & Logistics,
  • Reviewer of Third IEEE International Conference on Information Science and Technology (ICIST 2013),
  • Reviewer of 7th IEEE International Conference on Cybernetics and Intelligent Systems (CIS) and the 7th IEEE International Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics (IEEE CIS & RAM 2015),
  • Reviewer of 28th International IEEE Conference on Tools with Artificial Intellignece (IEEE ICTAI 2016),
  • The Third International Conference of Young Computer Scientists, Engineers and Educators (ICYCSEE 2017) PC member,
  • The 11th International Conference on Simulated Evolution and Learning (SEAL2017) PC member, and
  • Member of IEEE and IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.

Research Projects

  • Multimedia Data Extraction and Evaluation System, Science and Technology Innovation Program of Sichuan Province, 2016-2017. (PI)
  • Massive Video Retrieval System Based on Deep Learning, Science and Technology Innovation Program of Sichuan Province, 2014-2015. (PI)
  • Non-deterministic Probability Model Learning Based on Model Detection, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2014-2016.
  • Study on The Technique of Preoperative Prediction of Cranio-maxillofacial Surgery, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2014-2016.