Gabriela Csurka

Phone : +33 (0)4 76 61 41 47


Research Scientist

I joined XRCE in July 2002 where I am currently a senior scientist in the Computer Vision group.

My main research interests are image and video understanding, with a special focus on annotation, retrieval, semantic segmentation and exploration of multi-modal information retrieval and fusion techniques.

Short biography

  • Graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Timisoara, Rumania (1991), I obtained the Master of Robotics and Vision (1992) and her Ph.D. degree (1996) in Computer Science (Science of engineering) from the University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis, France. My PhD thesis prepared within the group Robotvis, at INRIA, Sophia Antipolis studies the possibility of a projective representation of the three-dimensional environment using a pair of views obtained with uncalibrated cameras.
  • I spent two years (1996 - 1998) as a postdoctoral associate within the groups Movi, INRIA Rhône-Alpes and Vista, IRISA Rennes where my research work focused on self-calibration and reconstruction from stereo image sequences and motion analyses of video sequences.
  •  Between 1998-1999 I was research and teaching assistant at CUI, University of Geneva, where within the Computer Vision Group, I was mainly involved in research on watermarking digital images and videos for copyright protection. I followed my research work on watermarking technologies as a research engineer in the Image and Video group of the Multimedia Communications Department, at Institut Eurécom (2000-2001).


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Other contributions to the research community

  • Associate editor for EURASIP (Springer) Journal on Image and Video Processing
  • Reviewer for  IEEE (PAMI, TIP, MM, TCSVT), Spinger (IJCV, MVA), Elsevier (PATREC, PR, IVC, JVLC, Imavis, Image, CMPB), SPIE Optical Engineering, IJPRAI, ITE Transactions on Media Technology and Applications
  • Regularly member in program committees in international conferences,
  • Occasionally, doing project expertise for national research agencies and for the EU.