Current Ph.D. students

  • Jiazhen Zhou, previous degree: M.S., AAE, Purdue.

  • Lian Yuan, previous degree: M.S., AAE, Purdue.

  • You-Ru Lu, previous degree: M.S., AAE, Purdue.

  • David Kuo, previous degree: M.S., AAE, Purdue.

  • Josue N Rivera, previous degree: B.S./M.S., CS, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

  • Shuting Yang, previous degree: B.S./M.S., AAE, Purdue.

Current M.S. students

Dr. Sun's academic genealogy

Former Ph.D. students

  • Peng Wei, Ph.D., Purdue AAE, April 2013, now Assistant Professor in Aerospace Engineering at George Washington University.

  • Yi Cao, Ph.D., Purdue AAE, April 2013, now Data Scientist at Apple.

  • Ahmed Elmahdi, Ph.D., Purdue ECE, April 2014, now Application Engineer at Standard Electric Supply Co.

  • Christabelle Bosson, Ph.D., Purdue AAE, December 2015, now Aerospace Engineer at NASA Ames Research Center.

  • Jun Chen, Ph.D., Purdue AAE, April 2018, now Assistant Professor in Aerospace Engineering at San Diego State University.

  • Teng-Yao Yang, Ph.D., Purdue AAE, May 2020, now Algorithms Engineer at GoMore.

  • Bin Du, Ph.D., Purdue AAE, May 2021, now Professor at Nanjing Aeronautics and Astronautics University.

Former M.S. students

  • Shuting Yang, M.S., Purdue AAE, 2021, now PhD student at Purdue AAE.

  • Meng Li, M.S., Purdue AAE, 2018, now software engineer at ASML.

  • Jiazhen Zhou, M.S., Purdue AAE, 2017, now Ph.D. student at Purdue AAE.

  • Jingyuan Liu, M.S., Purdue AAE, 2017, now Ph.D. student at the University of Western Ontario.

  • Ruixin Wang, M.S., Purdue AAE, 2015, now Ph.D. student at Purdue IE.

  • Avneet Hira, M.S., Purdue AAE, 2015, now Ph.D. student at Purdue ENE.

  • Jayant M Uppal, M.S., Purdue AAE, 2015, now Reliability Engineering Data Analyst at Thales.

  • Hao Wang, M.S., Purdue AAE, 2015, now Ph.D. student at Purdue AAE.

  • Le Gao, M.S., Purdue AAE, 2015, now Engineer at GE China aviation.

  • Jun Chen, M.S., Purdue AAE, 2014, now Ph.D. student at Purdue AAE.

  • Chiyu Zhang, M.S., Purdue AAE, 2014, now Ph.D. student at Purdue AAE.

  • Priyank Pradeep, M.S., Purdue AAE, 2013, now Avionics Systems Engineer at Innovative Solutions & Support.

  • Li Jin, M.S., Purdue ME, 2012, Ph.D., MIT, 2018, now Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering at New York University.

  • Shuo-Hsien Wang, M.S., Purdue AAE, 2011, now Software Algorithm Engineer at Isentek.

Former visiting scholars/students

  • Meng Xia, Ecole CentraleSupelec, 2018-2019.

  • Liwen Guan, Tsinghua University, 2015-2016.

  • Tiemin Li, Tsinghua University, 2013-2014.

  • Zhufeng Shao, Tsinghua University, 2013.

  • Xiaoqiang Tang, Tsinghua University, 2012-2013.

  • Julien Ponton, B.S., Ecole Polytechnique, France, 2012.

  • Kai Liu, Ph.D., Harbin Institute of Technology, Control Science and Engineering, 2009-2011.

  • Lili Wang, Associate Professor, Department of air traffic management, Civil Aviation University of China, Tianjin, China, 2010-2011.

  • Gregoire Spiers, B.S., Ecole Polytechnique, France, 2011.

  • Amine Meksoub, B.S., Ecole Polytechnique, France, 2010.

Student awards

  • Yi Cao, Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) 11-04 Graduate Research Award, 2011–2012

  • Peng Wei, Purdue College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student Award, 2013

  • Christabelle Bosson, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Summer Research Fellowship, 2013

  • Christabelle Bosson, Best Paper Award, the 33rd Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC)

  • Teng-Yao Yang, Ministry of Education Technologies Incubation Scholarship (Taiwan), 2014–2019

  • Christabelle Bosson, Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship, 2014–2015

  • Sydney Dolan, Purdue Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) scholarship, 2018

  • Sydney Dolan, Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship, 2018

  • Jun Chen, Patricia R. Rich Scholarship, 2018

  • Jun Chen, College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award, 2018

  • Sydney Dolan, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Program (NSF GRFP) Fellowship, 2019

  • First place: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Challenge: Smart Airport Student Competition, 2020

  • Daniel Gochenaur, Churchill Scholarship, 2021