Selected Publications

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."

HiFT: Hierarchical Feature Transformer for Aerial Tracking
Ziang Cao, Changhong Fu*, Junjie Ye, Bowen Li, Yiming Li
ICCV 2021 (Published) [Paper] [Code]
"Use a lightweight transformer model to learn a discriminative feature space."

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=6.0, Published) [Paper] [Code] [Video]
"Adapt to distinct light conditions for robust all-day UAV tracking."

Correlation Filters for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle-Based Aerial Tracking: A Review and Experimental Evaluation
Changhong Fu*, Bowen Li, Fangqiang Ding, Fuling Lin, Geng Lu
IEEE GRS Magazine (IF=13.9, Published) [Paper] [Code] [Video]
"Exaustive review and experiments on correlation filter-based trackers for unmanned aerial vehicle object tracking."


  • 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 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


  • Jinqi Luo is a second year MSR student, he's super helpful and nice!! We usually go to gym together.
  • Hanzhe Hu is a first year RI phd student, with numerous top publications. It is surprising that he has very broad interest in many things.
  • Tianyuan Zhang is a second year MSR student, 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 first year RI phd student. Different from me, he doesn't like going to gym :)
  • Haoyu Xiong is a first year MSR student. He is the first CMU friend that I met in person!
  • Ziyue Qiu is a first year CS phd student. She studies system, so is much smarter than a nerd like me :)
  • Xinyu Wang is a first year MSR student. She can cook many delicous dishes and is a gym lover like me :)


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