Bio

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University B.S. Instrumentation Engineering, Tianjin University

Sun joined UVA as an associate professor in 2021. Prior to her position at UVA, Sun was an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Technological University. Her research is an interdisciplinary route that integrates engineering innovation with human health and human behaviors. Her primary research focus is on wearable sensors, devices and robotics. She is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award.

Awards

  • NSF Career Award 2018

Research Interests

  • Wearable sensors and electronics
  • Wearable robotics
  • Smart and connected health
  • Cyber-physical systems

Selected Publications

  • An SSHI Rectifier for Triboelectric Energy Harvesting Li, X. and Sun, Y. An SSHI Rectifier for Triboelectric Energy Harvesting. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol. 35, I.4, 2020.
  • Energy-Efficient ECG Signal Compression for User Data Input in Cyber-Physical Systems by Leveraging Empirical Mode Decomposition Huang, H., Hu, S., and Sun, Y. Energy-efficient ECG Signal Compression for User Data Input in Cyber-physical Systems by Leveraging Empirical Mode Decomposition. ACM Transactions on Cyber Physical Systems, Vol. 3, 2019.
  • A Discrete Curvature Estimation Based Low-Distortion Adaptive Savitzky–Golay Filter for ECG Denoising Huang, H., Hu, S., and Sun, Y. A Discrete Curvature Estimation Based Low-distortion Adaptive Savitzky-Golay Filter for ECG Denoising. Sensors, Vol. 19, 2019.
  • TriboMotion: A Self-Powered Triboelectric Motion Sensor in Wearable Internet of Things for Human Activity Recognition and Energy Harvesting Huang, H., Li, X., Liu, S., Hu, S., and Sun, Y. TriboMotion: A Self-powered Triboelectric Motion Sensor in Wearable Internet of Things for Human Activity Recognition and Energy Harvesting. IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Vol. 5, I. 6, 2018.
  • An Optical Fiber-Based Data-Driven Method for Human Skin Temperature 3-D Mapping Liu, W., Jia, D., Zhao, J., Zhang, H., Liu, T., Zhang, Y., and Sun, Y. An Optical Fiber Based Data-driven Method for Human Skin Temperature 3D Mapping. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Vol. 23, 2018.