Marius Leordeanu

I am an Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) at the University "Politehnica" of Bucharest (UPB) and Senior Researcher at the Institute of Mathematics "Simion Stoilow" of the Romanian Academy (IMAR). I am interested in the nature of intelligence, life and consciousness. In particular my research focuses on computer vision, machine learning and robotics.

At UPB, I introduced in 2014 the courses of Computer Vision and Robotics and at IMAR I started the Computer Vision Reading Group, with weekly meetings since 2016. I received my PhD in 2009 from the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University and my Bachelor's in Computer Science and Mathematics in 2003, from Hunter College of the City University of New York.

For my work on unsupervised learning for graph matching I received, in 2014, the “Grigore Moisil” Prize - the most prestigious award in Mathematics given by the Romanian Academy. Currently, I lead research projects on various computer vision and deep learning problems, e.g. unsupervised learning, video to language translation, object tracking, semantic segmentation, vision for drones and self-driving cars, vision for the wood industry. Together with my students, we aim to understand vision at its deepest levels, from learning about concepts in an unsupervised fashion to understanding its relationship to natural language.

A list of my publications could be found on my Google Scholar profile, here. My resume is here.


Conf. Dr. Marius Leordeanu

PRECIS Research Center, Room 302

University "Politehnica" of Bucharest

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Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy

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