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WACV2020 Presentation

Patrick  is a passionate researcher for smart sensors and sensing systems, in which he incorporates his scientific and engineering understanding of structures and people.  He is particularly interested in combining knowledge in civil engineering and other disciplines (e.g. nanotechnology, computer vision, electrical engineering, and material science) to convert traditional structures into more intelligent systems with a “perception” of structures and surrounding environment.  He has been appointed as an Assistant Professor in Smart Cities in the CECE department at the University of Central Florida starting Fall 2020. He is the Director of Sun RISE Lab @UCF.He served as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in CEE department at the University of Michigan.  His current research is on people-centered smart city studies and computer vision-aided context-aware systems for urban planning.  Dr. Sun obtained his Ph.D. in Civil/Structural engineering from Rice University, where he developed a novel coating, Smart Skin, for wireless strain sensing and damage identification on structures (e.g. buildings and infrastructures).  He obtained his M.S. in Structural/Earthquake Engineering and B.S. in Civil Engineering from Southeast University. He has received the Bruce Deal and Andy Grove Young Author Award (2017) from the Electrochemical Society (ECS), SCI Transdisciplinary Symposium Award (2016), and Best Award in CEVE/MECH/MSNE of Rice Research Screech Competition (2015) from Rice University, Student Travel Award (2016) from American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), etc.

Peng (Patrick) Sun

Assistant Professor, 
   Dept. of Civil, Environ., & Constr. Eng.
   Resilient Infrastructure Sensing & Evaluation (RISE) Laboratory
University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida, US
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2020- Current

Assistant Professor

University of Central Florida, Orland

Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering

2017- 2020

Postdoc Research Fellow

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Ph.D. Research Assistant

Rice University, Houston

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

My PhD research in 90 seconds
WACV2020 Presentation
Dr. Sun's Presentation Slide


Dr. Sun will attend and present his work at WACV 2020

Dr. Sun's paper was accepted in WACV 2020 and he will present the work at the conference 

Research interests
Research Interests

Smart Cities

Device-Free Human Sensing

Thin-film, non-contact

Strain Sensing

Sensor Development

Computer Vision-based

Sensing Framework

Structural Health Monitoring for

large-Scale Infrastructure

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