Yi Sun obtained his PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Master of Medical imaging and Bachelor in Electronic Engineering. Since 2007, he worked in the field of computer assistant surgery planning, with focus on oral and maxillofacial surgery. Currently he is responsible for the 3D surgical simulation team in the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery (UZ Leuven). In the past years, he and the team members developed several computer assisted surgical applications in dental implant placement, cranio-maxillofacial reconstruction and patient specific implant design.    

He has published more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has contributed three book chapters. His research interests are 1) Computer assisted reconstruction of large bone defects in cranio-maxilofacial region; 2) statistic shape modelling to design patient specific implant.