PolyU PhD Fellowship & Scholarship Schemes
Multiple positions for PhD students, Research Assistants and Postdoctoral Fellows are available. Undergraduate and MSc students seeking URIS or dissertation supervision are welcome. Visiting students and scholars are also welcome. Please feel free to contact me at yx.sun@polyu.edu.hk.

  • Introduction
  • About the lab: The Autonomous Systems Lab (ASL) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (香港理工大學自主系統實驗室) is directed by Dr. Yuxiang Sun (Chinese Name: 孫宇翔). We study AI-powered robotics and autonomous systems, with a focus on autonomous driving and mobile robots. Our mission is to create reliable and state-of-the-art perception, planning and control systems that can navigate autonomous vehicles in real complex environments at a large scale. The lab currently has 1 Postdoctoral Fellow, 10 Ph.D students, 4 Research Assistant, and 1 MSc student. Dr. Sun is proud of the achievements of his students. Two PhD students successfully won the highly-competitive Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) award in 2021/22 and 2022/23, respectively. Three PhD students successfully won the prestigious PolyU Presidential PhD Fellowship Scheme award in 2021/22. The lab has been sponsored by various funding bodies with a total amount around HK$13 millions (including equivalent RMB) since its establishment in 2020. Our sponsors are the National Natural Science Foundation of China (国家自然科学基金委员会), Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Commission (香港創新科技署), University Grants Committee (大學教育資助委員會), Department of Science and Technology of Guangdong Province (广东省科学技术厅), and world-leading AI companies, such as Huawei (華為) and Baidu (百度), etc.

    Our keywords: Robotics and AI, Autonomous Driving, Autonomous Systems, Self-Driving Vehicles, Mobile Robots, Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM), Smart City, Deep Learning, Robotic Vision, Perception, Motion Planning, Robotic Control, AI-based Control, Autonomous Navigation, Decision Making, Semantic Scene Understanding, Indoor Positioning and Navigation, Quadruped Robots, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Flight Control, etc.

    Short biography of PI: Dr. Yuxiang Sun joined HK PolyU as a faculty member in 2020. In 2022, he was selected as the Global Top Chinese Young Scholars in AI (Top 50 in AI+X), AI华人青年学者榜, by Baidu, and was also selected as the World’s Top 2% Most-Cited Scientists, by Stanford University. He serves as an Associate Editor of the top-tier robotics journal and conferences: IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) and IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). He has published more than 60 research papers, many of which were published in prestigious journals and conferences.