Ke Sun

Ke Sun

Ph.D. Candidate in Electrical and Systems Engineering

University of Pennsylvania

About Me

I am a Ph.D. student in the Electrical and Systems Engineering Department at University of Pennsylvania. I am currently working in the GRASP lab supervised by Dr. Vijay Kumar. My research interests span from estimation to stochastic control with robotic applications.


  • Stochastic Motion Planning
  • State Estimation
  • Micro Aerial Vehicles
  • Self-driving Vehicles


  • PhD in Electrical and Systems Engineering, 2021 (projected)

    University of Pennsylvania

  • MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2015

    Carnegie Mellon University

  • BEng in Electronics and Information Engineering, 2013

    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Industry Experience


Software Intern


Jun 2019 – Aug 2019 Philadelphia PA USA
Developed motion planning algorithms for an autonomous vehicle to improve passenger comfort.

Software Intern


Jun 2013 – Dec 2013 Shenzhen Guangdong China
Developed (probably the first) low-cost monocular visual odometry for indoor hovering of a commercial micro aerial vehicle (DJI Inspire 1).


Stochastic Motion Planning

Motion planning for vehicles considering system uncertainty.

Autonomous Driving

Motion Planning for self-driving vehicles.

Fast Lightweight Autonomy

Autonomous flight of fast and agile MAVs.