Postdoc at Inria - Willow Project
Département d'Informatique de l'Ecole Normale Supérieure

Email: A.B@inria.fr (replace A by andrei and B by bursuc)
Address: Centre de recherche Inria de Paris
2 rue Simone IFF
CS 42112
75589 Paris Cedex 12, France

I am a Research Scientist at Safran Tech. Previously I was 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 took part of two industrial research projects on assistive technologies for visually impaired (ALICE) and digital cities (SmartCityPlus). 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


  • February 2017: New but old. Code for our kernelized local descriptor. Ranked 3rd on HBench.

  • November 2016: I left the Willow team and I am joining Safran Tech as Research Scientist.

  • November 2016: ACCV 2016 Outstanding Reviewer award.

  • October 2016: Our kernelized local feature descriptors (Continuous Patch Embeddings) were ranked 3rd in the recent HPatches Challenge at ECCV 2016.

  • In 2016 I've been reviewer for CVPR, ECCV, ACCV, ACMMM, TPAMI, CVIU and PRL.

  • As of May 1st 2015 I am doing a postdoc in the Willow team, working with Josef Sivic and Ivan Laptev on video crowd analysis.

  • Our paper on rotation and translation covariant match kernels for image retrieval has been accepted in CVIU.

  • Our work on kernel local descriptors with implicit rotation matching has been accepted for ICMR15.

  • We are organising a Micro-Workshop on Computer Vision on October 2nd 2014 at Inria Rennes.

  • Starting from March 1st 2014 I will do a postdoc at Inria in Rennes with Hervé Jégou. Exciting times ahead!

  • I gave a keynote talk on "Assistive technologies: experiences from AAL for the blind and visually impaired within the ALICE project" during the Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare Conference 2013, Piraeus, Greece, July 2013. Slides are available.

  • 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.