Selected Publications

VoxDet: Voxel Learning for Novel Instance Detection
Bowen Li, Jiashun Wang, Yaoyu Hu, Chen Wang, Sebastian Scherer*
NeurIPS 2023 (Accepted as SpotLight ) [Paper] [Project] [Code, Data]
"A 3D-inspired framework for detecting ANY (Novel) specific instance in the wild."

PVT++: A Simple End-to-End Latency-Aware Visual Tracking Framework
Bowen Li^, Ziyuan Huang^, Junjie Ye, Yiming Li, Sebastian Scherer, Hang Zhao, Changhong Fu*
ICCV 2023 (Published) [Paper] [Project] [Code]
"A simple, general, and effective framework for end-to-end predictive tracking that largely compentes for onboard latency."

AirDet: Few-Shot Detection without Fine-tuning for Autonomous Exploration
Bowen Li, Chen Wang, Pranay Reddy, Seungchan Kim, Sebastian Scherer*
ECCV 2022 (Published) [Paper] [Project] [Code]
"Leverage class-agnostic relation to implement few-shot detection w/o fine-tuning, which enables fast and efficient robotic exploration."

ADTrack: Target-Aware Dual Filter Learning for Real-Time Anti-Dark UAV Tracking
Bowen Li, Changhong Fu*, Fangqiang Ding, Junjie Ye, Fuling Lin
ICRA 2021 (Published) [Paper] [Code] [Video]
"Explore image illuminance to learn dual filter regression for robust high-speed anti-dark aerial tracking."

All-Day Object Tracking for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Bowen Li, Changhong Fu*, Fangqiang Ding, Junjie Ye, Fuling Lin
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (CCF A, IF=7.9, Published)
[Paper] [Code] [Video]
"Adapt to distinct light conditions for robust all-day UAV tracking."


  • Gibbons-Newell Graduate Fellowship 2023@RI, Carnegie Mellon University
  • National Scholarship (top 1%, twice) for Undergraduates
  • Shanghai Scholarship (top 2%) for Undergraduates
  • Robotics Institute Summer Scholar (RISS2021), Carnegie Mellon University
  • Excellent Student (top 1%), Tongji University
  • Academic Star Model of Tongji University (Ranking 1st)


Academic Reviewer

  • IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)
  • IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)
  • IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L)
  • IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

Current and Past Affiliations

Mentors and Collaborators

Prof. Sebastian Scherer@CMU

Prof. Changhong Fu@Tongji

Prof. Hang Zhao@Tsinghua

Prof. Chen Wang@Buffalo

Yiming Li@NYU

Ziyuan Huang@NUS


  • Qinglin(Jessica) Feng is a master student@CMU, she is my sweetheart. I always feel lucky to have met such a dolce, considerate, and lovely gf.
  • Jinqi Luo is a Ph.D. student@UPenn, he's super helpful and nice!! We usually go to gym together.
  • Bingchen Zhao is a Ph.D. student@Edinburgh. We used to play board games a lot :).
  • Hanzhe Hu is a Ph.D. student@CMU, with numerous top publications. It is surprising that he has very broad interest in many things.
  • Tianyuan Zhang is a Ph.D. student@MIT, he has read so many papers that he never fails to recommend me papers no matter what I'm discussing with him. (He is also a wild rift lover, me too)
  • Jiashun Wang is a Ph.D. student@CMU. Different from me, he doesn't like going to gym :)
  • Shaozuo Yu is a Ph.D. student@CUHK. He was my advisor in Texas Hold'em :)
  • Haoyu Xiong is an MSR student@CMU. He is the first CMU friend that I met in person!
  • Junjie Ye is a Ph.D. student@USC, I usually call him "Jie Ge".
  • Ziyue Qiu is a Ph.D. student@CMU. She studies system, so is much smarter than a nerd like me :)
  • Shibo Zhao is a Ph.D. student@CMU, my senior bro at the airlab. We are also roommates :).
  • Xinyu Wang is an MSR student@CMU. She can cook many delicous dishes and is a gym lover like me :)


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