Bo Xu(徐博)

Ph.D Student (Sep.2007 ~ )

Room 1019, 95 Zhongguancun East Road
Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing 100190, P.R. China



Bo Xu received his Master degree in 2006 in Department of Electronic & Information Engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University. He worked as a Research Assistant in Tsinghua University (THU) from Sep. 2006 to Aug. 2007. Then he joined Institute of Automation, Chinese Academic of Sciences (CASIA) as a Ph.D student in Sep.2007. During Nov. 2010 to Jan. 2011, he joined Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) as a Junior Research Assistant under the supervision of Prof.Irwin King.

Research Interests

  • Computer Vision, Image Processing
  • Pattern Recognition, Character Recognition, Face Recognition,
  • Machine Learning, Data Mining, Feature Selection, Feature Extraction and Feature description
  • Social Networks, Recommandation system

Research Projects

  • Free-written Chinese Character Recognition (National Natural Science Foundation Project) (2009.09 ~ present)
  • Improvement of Handwritten Chinese Character Classifier (Fujitsu cooperation project) (2009.09 ~ 2010. 04)
  • Dimensionality Reduction by Minimal Distance Maximization (National Outstanding Young Scientists Project) (2009.09 ~ 2010. 01)
  • Maxi-Min Discriminant Analysis via Online Learning (National Outstanding Young Scientists Project) (2010.03 ~ 2010.06)
  • Using Feature Selection for Handwritten Chinese Character Recognition (National Natural Science Foundation Project) (2008.09 ~ 2009.07)


  • B. Xu, K. Huang and C. Liu, “Dimensionality Reduction by Minimal Distance Maximization”, ICPR 2010.
  • B. Xu, K. Huang and C. Liu, “Similar Chinese Characters Recognition by Critical Region Selection Based on Average Symmetric Uncertainty”, ICFHR 2010.

Awards & Grants

  • 2000 - 2003 Second Prize Scholarship (20%)
  • 2003 Excellent graduation thesis
  • 2004 - 2006 Second Prize Postgraduate Scholarship (20%)


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