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Yanan Sun
Professor (research) (In Chinese 特聘研究员)
College of Computer Science
Sichuan Univesity, China

Basic Building B422B
Wangjiang Campus, Sichuan University
No.24 South Section 1, Yihuan Road, Chengdu, China, 610065

Email:ysun@scu.edu.cn [Official Homepage] [Google Scholar Profile]


  • I am looking for self-motivated students who are interested in tackling optimization for machine learning, inlcuding auto machine learning, neural architecture search, neuro evolution, evolutionary computation, gradient-free large-scale optimization, multi/many-objective optimization, and their high-performance implementations on GPU. If you are interested in joining my group, please send me your CV, transcripts, and any demonstration materials such as papers or drafts.

  • Please DO NOT ask me for an acceptance letter, if you are an international student planning to pursue a Master Degree at the College of Computer in Sichuan University, China, since we are not qualified to give you such a letter according to the policy.

Short Bio

Yanan Sun is a Professor (research) in the College of Computer Science at Sichuan University, China. Before that, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Engineering and Computer Science at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand from July 2017 to March 2019. He received his PhD degree from the College of Computer Science at Sichuan University in China in June 2017. From August 2015 to February 2017, he studied in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oklahoma State University in the USA, as a joint PhD student financed by China Scholar Council.

He is invited to be the organizing committee, program committee, special session chair, and tutorial chair of over 10 international conferences including CEC and AAAI. He is the leading organizers of The First Workshop on Evolutionary Deep Learning and Special Session on Evolutionary Deep Learning and Applications in CEC19, the founding chair of IEEE CIS Task Force on Evolutionary Deep Learning and Applications, the IEEE CIS Graduate Student Research Grants Committee Member and leading the direction of Evolutionary Systems, and the chair of IEEE Symposium 2020 on Evolutionary Neural Architecture Search and Applications.

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