Research Scientist at valeo.ai

Email: A.B@valeo.com (replace A by andrei and B by bursuc)
Address: valeo.ai
15 Rue de la Baume
75008 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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News


  • Jun 2019: Paper on Optimal Solving of Constrained Path-Planning Problems with Graph Convolutional Networks and Optimized Tree Search with with K. Osanlou, C. Guettier, T. Cazenave and E. Jacopin accepted at IROS 2019.

  • Jun 2019: New work on Boosting Few-Shot Visual Learning with Self-Supervision with S. Gidaris, N. Komodakis, P. Perez, and M. Cord.

  • Mar 2019: Paper on Dense Classification and Implanting for Few-Shot Learning accepted for CVPR 2019.

  • Jan 2019: I'm teaching the Introduction to Deep Learning course at Ecole Polytechnique together with Marc Lelarge.

  • Dec 2018: We have multiple master/PhD internship positions available at valeo.ai. Contact me for more info.

  • Nov 2018: Our paper on Understanding and Improving Kernel Local Descriptors was accepted to IJCV.

  • Oct 2018: I am joining valeo.ai as research scientist to work with Patrick Perez and Matthieu Cord on assisted and autonomous driving.

  • Sep 2018: Teaching assistant for the Deep Learning Do-It-Yourself class at Ecole Normale Superieure Paris.

  • In 2018 I reviewed for CVPR, ECCV, NIPS, ACCV, ICLR, and IJCV.

  • Jun 2018: New paper on Constrained shortest path search with graph convolutional neural networks with K. Osanlou, C. Guettier, T. Cazenave and E. Jacopin accepted at ICML / IJCAI / AAMAS 2018 Workshop on Planning and Learning.

  • Jun 2018: I gave a lecture on Deep Learning, a journey from feature extraction and engineering to end-to-end pipelines at the ETICS 2018 Summer School on Uncertainty in Scientific Computing.

  • In 2017 I reviewed for CVPR, ICCV and BMVC.

  • Oct 2017: ICCV 2017 Outstanding Reviewer award.

  • Sep 2017: Together with Marc Lelarge and Florent Krzakala we are organizing a Deep Learning lecture for PhD students at ENS Paris. The class focuses on the practical aspects of implementing Deep Learning for research: Deep Learning Do-It-Yourself.

  • Selected papers



    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.