Research Scientist at valeo.ai

Email: A.B@valeo.com (replace A by andrei and B by bursuc)
Address: valeo.ai
100 Rue de Courcelles WFH
Paris, France

I am research scientist at valeo.ai working on assisted and autonomous driving. Previously I was research scientist at Safran Tech and prior to that postdoctoral researcher at Inria Paris, within the Willow project team working with Josef Sivic and Ivan Laptev on video crowd analysis. I did a postdoc with Hervé Jégou at Inria Bretagne in 2014 working on kernelized visual descriptors for image retrieval and fine-grained classification within the FIRE-ID project. I have completed my PhD in 2012 at Mines ParisTech and Telecom Sudparis under the supervision of Françoise Prêteux and Titus Zaharia. During my PhD I worked on content-based video retrieval and on multimedia video navigation systems in a close cooperation with Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France. I am a former student of the Polytechnic University of Bucharest (BSc 2009).

My research interests concern computer vision and machine learning applied to all sorts of challenging tasks.

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Selected papers and pre-prints



Triggering Failures: Out-Of-Distribution detection by learning from local adversarial attacks in Semantic Segmentation

Victor Besnier, Andrei Bursuc, Alexandre Briot, and David Picard
ICCV, 2021
bibtex / code / video / project page

@inproceedings{besnier2021triggering,
    title = {Triggering Failures: Out-Of-Distribution detection by learning from local adversarial attacks in Semantic Segmentation},
    author = {Besnier, Victor and Bursuc, Andrei and Picard, David and Briot Alexandre},
    booktitle={Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision},
    year={2021}
}

StyleLess layer: Improving robustness for real-world driving

Julien Rebut, Andrei Bursuc, and Patrick Perez
IROS, 2021
bibtex

@inproceedings{rebut2021styleless,
  title={StyleLess layer: Improving robustness for real-world driving},
  author={Rebut, Julien and Bursuc, Andrei and P{\'e}rez, Patrick},
  booktitle={IROS},
  year={2021}
}

Online Bag-of-Visual-Words Generation for Unsupervised Representation Learning

Spyros Gidaris, Andrei Bursuc, Nikos Komodakis, Patrick Perez, and Matthieu Cord
CVPR, 2021
bibtex / code / project page

@inproceedings{gidaris2021obow,
    title={Learning Representations by Predicting Bags of Visual Words},
    author={Gidaris, Spyros and Bursuc, Andrei and Komodakis, Nikos and P{\'e}rez, Patrick and Cord, Matthieu},
    booktitle={CVPR},
    year={2020}
}

Encoding the latent posterior of Bayesian Neural Networks for uncertainty quantification

Gianni Franchi, Andrei Bursuc, Emanuel Aldea, Severine Dubuisson, Isabelle Bloch
arXiv, 2020
bibtex

@article{franchi2020lpbnn,
  title={Encoding the latent posterior of Bayesian Neural Networks for uncertainty quantification},
  author={Franchi, Gianni and Bursuc, Andrei and Aldea, Emanuel and Dubuisson, S{\'e}verine and Bloch, Isabelle},
  journal={arXiv preprint arXiv:2012.02818},
  year={2020}
}

PLOP: Probabilistic poLynomial Objects trajectory Prediction for autonomous driving

Thibault Buhet, Emilie Wirbel, Andrei Bursuc, Xavier Perrotton
CoRL, 2020
bibtex / blog post / project page

  @inproceedings{buhet2020plop,
    title={PLOP: Probabilistic poLynomial Objects trajectory Planning for autonomous driving},
    author={Buhet, Thibault and Wirbel, Emilie and Bursuc, Andrei and Perrotton, Xavier},
    booktitle={Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL)},
    year={2020}
  }

A spherical analysis of Adam with Batch Normalization

Simon Roburin, Yann de Mont-Marin, Andrei Bursuc, Renaud Marlet, Patrick Perez, and Mathieu Aubry
arXiv, 2020
bibtex / project page / code

@article{roburin2020spherical,
  title={Spherical Perspective on Learning with Batch Norm},
  author={Roburin, Simon and de Mont-Marin, Yann  and Bursuc, Andrei  and Marlet, Renaud  and Perez, Patrick  and Aubry, Mathieu},
  journal={arXiv preprint arXiv:2006.13382},
  year={2020}
}

TRADI: Tracking deep neural network weight distributions

Gianni Franchi, Andrei Bursuc, Emanuel Aldea, Severine Dubuisson, Isabelle Bloch
ECCV, 2020
bibtex

@inproceedings{franchi2020tradi,
  title={TRADI: Tracking deep neural network weight distributions},
  author={Franchi, Gianni and Bursuc, Andrei and Aldea, Emanuel and Dubuisson, S{\'e}verine and Bloch, Isabelle},
  booktitle={ECCV},
  year={2020}
}

One Versus all for deep Neural Network Incertitude (OVNNI) quantification

Gianni Franchi, Andrei Bursuc, Emanuel Aldea, Severine Dubuisson, Isabelle Bloch
arXiv, 2020
bibtex

@article{franchi2020one,
  title={One Versus all for deep Neural Network Incertitude (OVNNI) quantification},
  author={Franchi, Gianni and Bursuc, Andrei and Aldea, Emanuel and Dubuisson, Severine and Bloch, Isabelle},
  journal={arXiv preprint arXiv:2006.00954},
  year={2020}
}

Learning Representations by Predicting Bags of Visual Words

Spyros Gidaris, Andrei Bursuc, Nikos Komodakis, Patrick Perez, and Matthieu Cord
CVPR, 2020
bibtex / code

@inproceedings{gidaris2020learning,
    title={Learning Representations by Predicting Bags of Visual Words},
    author={Gidaris, Spyros and Bursuc, Andrei and Komodakis, Nikos and P{\'e}rez, Patrick and Cord, Matthieu},
    booktitle={Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition},
    pages={6928--6938},
    year={2020}
}
  

Dynamic Task Weighting Methods for Multi-task Networks in Autonomous Driving Systems

Isabelle Leang, Ganesh Sistu, Fabian Burger, Andrei Bursuc, and Senthil Yogamani
ITSC, 2020
bibtex

@inproceedings{leang2020dynamic,
  title={Dynamic Task Weighting Methods for Multi-task Networks in Autonomous Driving Systems},
  author={Leang, Isabelle and Sistu, Ganesh and Burger, Fabian and Bursuc, Andrei and Yogamani, Senthil},
  booktitle={ITSC},
  year={2020}
}

This dataset does not exist: training models from generated images

Victor Besnier, Himalaya Jain, Andrei Bursuc, Matthieu Cord, and Patrick Perez
ICASSP, 2020
bibtex

@inproceedings{besnier2020dataset,
  title={This dataset does not exist: training models from generated images},
  author={Besnier, Victor and Jain, Himalaya and Bursuc, Andrei and Cord, Matthieu and P{\'e}rez, Patrick},
  booktitle={ICASSP 2020-2020 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)},
  pages={1--5},
  year={2020},
  organization={IEEE}
}

Boosting Few-Shot Visual Learning With Self-Supervision

Spyros Gidaris, Andrei Bursuc, Nikos Komodakis, Patrick Perez, and Matthieu Cord
ICCV, 2019
bibtex / code

@inproceedings{gidaris2019boosting,
  title={Boosting few-shot visual learning with self-supervision},
  author={Gidaris, Spyros and Bursuc, Andrei and Komodakis, Nikos and P{\'e}rez, Patrick and Cord, Matthieu},
  booktitle={Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision},
  pages={8059--8068},
  year={2019}
}

Optimal Solving of Constrained Path-Planning Problems with Graph Convolutional Networks and Optimized Tree Search

Kevin Osanlou, Andrei Bursuc, Christophe Guettier, Tristan Cazenave and Eric Jacopin
IROS, 2019
bibtex

@inproceedings{osanlou2019optimal,
  title={Optimal Solving of Constrained Path-Planning Problems with Graph Convolutional Networks and Optimized Tree Search},
  author={Osanlou, Kevin and Bursuc, Andrei and Guettier, Christophe and Cazenave, Tristan and Jacopin, Eric},
  booktitle={2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)},
  pages={3519--3525},
  year={2019},
  organization={IEEE}
}

Dense Classification and Implanting for Few-Shot Learning

Yann Lifchitz, Yannis Avrithis, Sylvaine Picard, Andrei Bursuc
CVPR, 2019
bibtex

@inproceedings{lifchitz2019dense,
  title={Dense classification and implanting for few-shot learning},
  author={Lifchitz, Yann and Avrithis, Yannis and Picard, Sylvaine and Bursuc, Andrei},
  booktitle={Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition},
  pages={9258--9267},
  year={2019}
}

Understanding and Improving Kernel Local Descriptors

Arun Mukundan, Giorgos Tolias, Andrei Bursuc, Hervé Jégou, Ondřej Chum
International Journal on Computer Vision (IJCV), 2019
bibtex

@article{mukundan2019understanding,
  title={Understanding and improving kernel local descriptors},
  author={Mukundan, Arun and Tolias, Giorgos and Bursuc, Andrei and J{\'e}gou, Herv{\'e} and Chum, Ond{\v{r}}ej},
  journal={International Journal of Computer Vision},
  volume={127},
  number={11-12},
  pages={1723--1737},
  year={2019},
  publisher={Springer}
}

Rotation and translation covariant match kernels for image retrieval

Giorgos Tolias, Andrei Bursuc, Teddy Furon, Hervé Jégou
Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU), 2015
bibtex / code

@article{tolias15,
  title     = {{Rotation and translation covariant match kernels for image retrieval}},
  author    = {Tolias, Giorgos and Bursuc, Andrei and Furon, Teddy and J{\'e}gou, Herv{\'e}},
  url       = {https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-01168525},
  journal   = {{Computer Vision and Image Understanding}},
  publisher = {{Elsevier}},
  year      = {2015},
  month     = Jun,
  doi       = {10.1016/j.cviu.2015.06.007}
}
  

Kernel Local Descriptors with Implicit Rotation Matching

Andrei Bursuc, Giorgos Tolias, Hervé Jégou
International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval, 2015
bibtex / poster / code

@inproceedings{Bursuc15,
  author    = {Bursuc, Andrei and Tolias, Giorgos and J{\'e}gou, Herv{\'e}},
  title     = {{Kernel Local Descriptors with Implicit Rotation Matching}},
  url       = {https://hal.inria.fr/hal-01145656},
  booktitle = {{ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval }},
  year      = {2015}
  }
  

A Smartphone-Based Obstacle Detection and Classification System for Assisting Visually Impaired People

Ruxandra Tapu, Bogdan Mocanu, Andrei Bursuc, Titus Zaharia
ICCV Workshop on Wearable Computer Vision Systems, 2013
bibtex

@inproceedings{Tapu13,
  author    = {Tapu, R. and Mocanu, B. and Bursuc, A. and Zaharia, T.},
  title     = {A Smartphone-Based Obstacle Detection and Classification System for Assisting Visually Impaired People},
  booktitle = {Computer Vision Workshops (ICCVW), 2013 IEEE International Conference on},
  year      = {2013},
  pages     = {444-451}
  } 

ARTEMIS at TRECVID 2013: Instance Search Task

Andrei Bursuc, Titus Zaharia
Trecvid Workshop, 2013
bibtex

@inproceedings{bursuc2013b,
  title     = {ARTEMIS at TRECVID 2013: Instance Search Task},
  author    = {Bursuc, Andrei and Titus, Zaharia},
  booktitle = {Proc. TRECVID Workshop},
  year      = {2013}
} 

ARTEMIS @ MediaEval 2013: A Content-Based Image Clustering Method for Public Image Repositories

Andrei Bursuc, Titus Zaharia
MediaEval Workshop, 2013
bibtex

@article{bursuc2013c,
  title   = {ARTEMIS@ MediaEval 2013: A Content-Based Image Clustering Method for Public Image Repositories, Working Notes Proceedings MediaEval 2013 Workshop, Eds},
  author  = {Bursuc, A and Zaharia, T},
  journal = {M Larson, X Anguera, T Reuter, GJF Jones, B Ionescu, M Schedl, T Piatrik, C Hauff, M Soleymani, co-located with ACM Multimedia, Barcelona, Spain, October},
  pages   = {18--19},
  year    = {2013}
} 

ALICE-Assistance for better mobility and improved cognition of elderly blind and visually impaired

Titus Zaharia, Andrei Bursuc, Matej Zorec, Polona Car, Monica Cunil, Davorka Sel
IEEE WIAMIS, 2013
bibtex / poster

@inproceedings{zaharia13,
  title     = {ALICE-Assistance for better mobility and improved cognition of elderly blind and visually impaired},
  author    = {Titus, Zaharia and Bursuc, Andrei and Matej, Zorec and Polona, Car and Monica, Cunil and Davorka, Sel},
  booktitle = {Proc. International Workshop on Image and Audio Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services},
  year      = {2013}
} 

Multi-modal query expansion for video object instances retrieval

Andrei Bursuc, Titus Zaharia
IAPR Machine Vision Applications, 2013
bibtex / poster

@inproceedings{bursuc2013a,
  author    = {Bursuc, Andrei and Titus, Zaharia},
  title     = {Multi-modal query expansion for video object instances retrieval},
  booktitle = {MVA2013 IAPR International Conference on Machine Vision Applications},
  pages     = {214-217},
  year      = {2013}
}

ARTEMIS-UBIMEDIA at TRECVID 2012: Instance Search Task

Andrei Bursuc, Titus Zaharia, Olivier Martinot, Françoise Prêteux
TrecVid Workshop, 2012
bibtex / poster

@inproceedings{bursuc2012a,
  title     = {ARTEMIS-UBIMEDIA at TRECVid 2012: Instance Search Task},
  author    = {Bursuc, Andrei and Zaharia, Titus and Martinot, Olivier and Pr{\^e}teux, Fran{\c{c}}oise},
  booktitle = {Proc. TRECVID Workshop},
  year      = {2012}
} 

Dynamic detection of visual entities

Andrei Bursuc, Titus Zaharia, Françoise Prêteux
IEEE EUSIPCO , 2012
bibtex

@inproceedings{bursuc2012b,
  title     = {Dynamic detection of visual entities},
  author    = {Bursuc, Andrei and Zaharia, Titus and Pr{\^e}teux, Fran{\c{c}}oise},
  booktitle = {Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), 2012 Proceedings of the 20th European},
  pages     = {2392--2396},
  year      = {2012}
}

OVIDIUS: A Web Platform for Video Browsing and Search

Andrei Bursuc, Titus Zaharia, Françoise Prêteux
MMM Video Browser Showdown, 2012
bibtex

@incollection{bursuc2012c,
  title     = {OVIDIUS: A Web Platform for Video Browsing and Search},
  author    = {Bursuc, Andrei and Zaharia, Titus and Prêteux, Françoise},
  booktitle = {Advances in Multimedia Modeling},
  series    = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
  volume    = {7131},
  year      = {2012},
  pages     = {649-651}
}

Detection of Multiple Instances of Video Objects

Andrei Bursuc, Titus Zaharia, Françoise Prêteux
IEEE/ACM SITIS, 2011
bibtex

@inproceedings{bursuc2011a,
  title     = {Detection of Multiple Instances of Video Objects},
  author    = {Bursuc, Andrei and Zaharia, Titus and Pr{\^e}teux, Francoise},
  booktitle = {Signal-Image Technology and Internet-Based Systems (SITIS), 2011 Seventh International Conference on},
  pages     = {446--453},
  year      = {2011}
}

ARTEMIS-UBIMEDIA at TRECVid 2011: Instance Search

Andrei Bursuc, Titus Zaharia, Olivier Martinot
TrecVid Workshop, 2011
bibtex

@inproceedings{bursuc2011b,
  title     = {ARTEMIS-UBIMEDIA at TRECVid 2011: Instance Search},
  author    = {Bursuc, Andrei and Zaharia, Titus and Martinot, Olivier},
  booktitle = {Proc. TRECVID Workshop},
  year      = {2011}
}

Mobile video browsing and retrieval with the OVIDIUS platform

Andrei Bursuc, Titus Zaharia, Françoise Prêteux
ACM Multimedia, 2010
bibtex / poster

@inproceedings{bursuc2010a,
  title     = {Mobile video browsing and retrieval with the ovidius platform},
  author    = {Bursuc, Andrei and Zaharia, Titus and Pr{\^e}teux, Fran{\c{c}}oise},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the international conference on Multimedia},
  pages     = {1659--1662},
  year      = {2010}
}

OVIDIUS: An on-line video retrieval platform for multi-terminal access

Andrei Bursuc, Titus Zaharia, Bertrand Delezoide, Françoise Prêteux
Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI), 2010
bibtex

@inproceedings{bursuc2010b,
  title     = {OVIDIUS: An on-line video retrieval platform for multi-terminal access},
  author    = {Bursuc, Andrei and Zaharia, Titus and Delezoide, Bertrand and Pr{\^e}teux, Francoise},
  booktitle = {Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI), 2010 International Workshop on},
  pages     = {1--6},
  year      = {2010}
}

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Misc


  • I'm a Sunday school volunteer teacher for Romanian kids in Paris.

  • During my undergrad period I was actively involved in BEST (Board of European Students of Technology) organising all sorts of events, traveling and trying to improve the lives of future engineers.

  • I'm fond of education and I have been representing students' views in the VM-BASE project and in the EUGENE network, where I was co-leading the Attractiveness of Engineering Studies track. I have been elected as member of the Admnistrative Council of SEFI (European Society for Engineering Education) 2010-2013.