Li Sun



lis118 [at] pitt [dot] edu

About Me

I am a third-year Ph.D. student in Intelligent Systems at University of Pittsburgh, advised by Prof. Kayhan Batmanghelich. Prior to that, I received my B.S. degree in Bioinformatics from Southern University of Science and Technology, China, where I did my undergraduate thesis with Prof. Wei Chen.

My research interests lie in computer vision, machine learning and their medical applications.


University of Pittsburgh , USA
Ph.D. in Intelligent Systems • Aug. 2019 - Now

Southern University of Science and Technology , China
B.S. in Bioinformatics • Aug. 2015 - June 2019

Selected Publications

* indicates equal contribution

Can Contrastive Learning Avoid Shortcut Solutions?
Joshua Robinson, Li Sun, Ke Yu, Kayhan Batmanghelich, Stefanie Jegelka, Suvrit Sra
NeurIPS 2021 / Paper / Code
Context Matters: Graph-based Self-supervised Representation Learning for Medical Images
Li Sun*, Ke Yu*, Kayhan Batmanghelich
AAAI 2021 / Paper / Code
Hierarchical Amortized Training for Memory-efficient High Resolution 3D GAN
Li Sun, Junxiang Chen, Yanwu Xu, Mingming Gong, Ke Yu, Kayhan Batmanghelich
Medical Imaging meets NeurIPS workshop 2020 / Paper
Brain Tumor Segmentation and Survival Prediction Using Multimodal MRI Scans with Deep Learning
Li Sun, Songtao Zhang, Hang Chen, Lin Luo
Frontiers in Neuroscience / Paper

Industrial Experience

  • Microsoft Research Asia • Mar - Aug, 2019
    Advisor: Eric Chang
    Research Intern

Academic Service

  • Invited reviewer for MICCAI

Honors and Awards


  • China National Scholarship, Ministry of Education of P.R. China • 2018
  • Outstanding Graduates, SUSTech • 2019


  • 2nd Place in MICCAI Multimodal Brain Tumor Segmentation Challenge (BraTS), survival prediction task • 2018