Least squares support vector machine (LS-SVM) combined with niche genetic algorithm (NGA) are proposed for nonlinear sensor dynamic modeling. Compared with neural networks, the LS-SVM can overcome the shortcomings of local minima and over fitting, and has higher generalization performance. The sharing function based niche genetic algorithm is used to select the LS-SVM parameters automatically. The effectiveness and reliability of this method are demonstrated in two examples. The results show that this approach can escape from the blindness of man-made choice of LS-SVM parameters. It is still effective even if the sensor dynamic model is highly nonlinear.