Dr Chunxu Li

Dr Chunxu Li

Lecturer in Machine Learning, AI for Robotics

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)



Dr Chunxu Li is a lecturer at School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, University of Plymouth. He received PhD degree from Swansea University (2019) and performed postdoctoral research at ASTUTE (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies) Operation, Swansea University. 


01.2020 - Present          Lecturer in Machine Learning & AI for Robotics, University of Plymouth.

01.2019 - 01.2020         Research Fellow, ASTUTE (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies) Operation, Swansea University

10.2016 - 07.2019         PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Swansea University 

09.2014 - 09.2016         MEng, Swansea University

09.2010 - 06.2014         BEng, Qingdao University of Science and Technology

Professional membership

I am a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Roles on external bodies

I am a reviewer for below listed journals:

  • Sensors 
  • Connection Science
  • IEEE Access
  • Applied Sciences
  • International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications


Teaching interests

Module Leader of AINT308 Computer Vision and Behavioral Computing

Providing an advanced knowledge of artificial vision systems for interactive systems guidance and control, this module is underpinned by current theoretical understanding of animal vision systems.

Module Leader of AINT515Z Artificial Vision and Deep Learning

This module will provide an advanced knowledge of artificial vision systems and deep learning neural networks. It will be underpinned by current theoretical understanding of vision algorithms and deep learning neural network models. This module will also introduce the use of deep learning models and vision systems.

Co-teaching of AINT516Z Topics in Advanced Intelligent Robotics

This module introduces the research activities of the Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems (CRNS). It is taught by CRNS members who lead thematic workshops on their own areas of expertise, such as swarm robotics, cognitive robotics, Human-Robot Interaction, and bio-inspired cognitive architectures. The module also covers scientific research methods and data analysis.

PhD Supervision as DoS

Shuo Zhu



Research interests

My research interest lies in: 

  • Control Theory 
  • Machine Learning 
  • Computer Vision
  • Human-robot Interaction 
  • Smart Materials & Soft Robots. 

Research and experiment videos of my research can be found from my personal youtube channel.




Publication list can be found from Google Scholar and Researchgate.