Junjie Ye

Junjie Ye

PhD Student in Computer Science

University of Southern California


🍀 I am a first-year CS PhD student at USC, advised by Prof. Yue Wang. I obtained my bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Tongji University with the highest honor Academic Pioneer, where I worked in Vision4robotics Group directed by Prof. Changhong Fu. I have been fortunate to spend time at CVG Group in ETHz (under ETH RSF 2022), and MARS Lab in QiZhi Institute.

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  • Robotics
  • Foundation models
  • Visual object tracking
  • Visual localization
  • PhD Student in Computer Science, 2023-Now

    University of Southern California, USA

  • MEng in Mechanical Engineering, 2020-2023

    Tongji University, Shanghai

  • BEng in Mechanical Engineering, 2016-2020

    Tongji University, Shanghai


2023-07: One paper accepted by ICCV 2023!

Our paper "PVT++: A Simple End-to-End Latency-Aware Visual Tracking Framework" is accepted by ICCV 2023 in Paris, France!

2022-11: Highest Academic Honor of Tongji 💯

I win the Academic Pioneer of Tongji (top 10 among all graduate students), as the only master's student among the awardees.

2022-11: One paper accepted by IEEE TII (IF: 12.3) ✨

Our paper "Scale-Aware Siamese Object Tracking for Vision-Based UAM Approaching" is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics!

2022-10: National Scholarship of China 💰💰

I'm awarded the National Scholarship of China for Graduate Students!

2022-03: ETH Robotics Student Fellowship! 🍺🍺🍺

I am delighted to be accepted by the ETH RSF program. The acceptance rate is only 7.1%! This summer, I will be an incoming research intern in the Computer Vision and Geometry group led by Prof. Marc Pollefeys with a full grant.

2022-03: One paper accepted by CVPR 2022! 😎

Our paper "Unsupervised Domain Adaptation for Nighttime Aerial Tracking" is accepted by CVPR 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA! Great thanks to my co-authors~

2022-02: Two papers accepted by ICRA 2022! 👏

Our papers "Tracker Meets Night: A Transformer Enhancer for UAV Tracking" and "Ad2Attack: Adaptive Adversarial Attack on Real-Time UAV Tracking" are accepted by ICRA 2022 in Philadelphia (PA), USA!

2022-01: One paper accepted by IEEE RA-L! 🎆

Our paper "Tracker Meets Night: A Transformer Enhancer for UAV Tracking" is accepted by IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters!

2021-07: One paper accepted by ICCV 2021! 🌈

Our paper "HiFT: Hierarchical Feature Transformer for Aerial Tracking" is accepted by ICCV 2021!

2021-07: Two papers accepted by IROS 2021!

Our papers "SiamAPN++: Siamese Attentional Aggregation Network for Real-Time UAV Tracking", and "DarkLighter: Light Up the Darkness for UAV Tracking" are accepted by IROS 2021 in Prague, Czech Republic!

2021-07: Research Intern at Tech & Data Center, JD.COM

Starting from July, I am honored to be a research intern at Tech & Data Center, JD.COM Inc.

2021-06: The IEEE ICRA 2021 in Xi’an, China

I’m honored to chair the session “Aerial Robotics: Tracking” onsite ICRA’21 on behalf of Prof. C. Fu. My three co-authored papers are presented in this session.

2021-05: Our paper MRCF accepted by IEEE TIE 💯

Our paper "Multi-Regularized Correlation Filter for UAV Tracking and Self-Localization" is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics!

2021-05: Research Assistent at UAV Lab, Tsinghua

Starting from early May, I am honored to be a graduate research assistant at UAV Lab, Tsinghua University, supervised by Prof. Geng Lu.

2021-02: Three papers accepted by ICRA 2021!

Our papers "Siamese Anchor Proposal Network for High-Speed Aerial Tracking", "ADTrack: Target-Aware Dual Filter Learning for Real-Time Anti-Dark UAV Tracking", and "Mutation Sensitive Correlation Filter for Real-Time UAV Tracking with Adaptive Hybrid Label", are accepted by ICRA 2021 in Xi'an, China!

2020-10: Our paper IBRI accepted by IEEE TGRS 😸

My first research work "Disruptor-Aware Interval-Based Response Inconsistency for Correlation Filters in Real-Time Aerial Tracking" is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing!

2020-07: Excellent Graduate Honor! 😆

I am awarded the Excellent Graduate Honor of Shanghai.

Awards & Recognitions

  • 2024, Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship
  • 2023, USC Viterbi School of Engineering Fellowship
  • 2023, Outstanding Thesis Award of Tongji
  • 2023, Excellent Graduate of Shanghai (top 2%)
  • 2023, Featured by Tongji University [1, 2]
  • 2022, Academic Pioneer of Tongji University (10/18,584)
  • 2022, National Scholarship (top 1%) for Graduate Students
  • 2022, ETH Robotics Student Fellowship 2022 (ETH RSF 2022)
  • 2020, Excellent Graduate of Shanghai (top 2%)
  • 2019, National Scholarship (top 1%) for Undergraduate Students

Academic Services

Invited reviewer for top publications, including IROS’21/’22/‘23/‘24, CVPR’22/‘23/‘24, ECCV’22/‘24, ICCV'23, ICRA’23/‘24, NeurIPS'23, ICLR'24, ICML'24, IEEE T-NNLS, IEEE RA-L, and IEEE Systems Journal, etc.


MARS Lab, QiZhi Institute
Research Student
Mar 2023 – Jul 2023 Shanghai, China
Computer Vision and Geometry Group, ETH Zürich
ETH Robotics Student Fellow
Apr 2022 – Aug 2022 Zürich, Switzerland
Tech&Data Center, JD.COM Inc
Research Intern
Tech&Data Center, JD.COM Inc
Jul 2021 – Dec 2021 Beijing, China
UAV Lab, Tsinghua University
Research Assistant
UAV Lab, Tsinghua University
May 2021 – Jun 2021 Beijing, China
Vision4robotics Group, Tongji University
Research Student
Jun 2019 – Mar 2023 Shanghai, China