We are building an artificial intelligence research center for automotive applications based in the center of Paris, a project started in 2017 to conduct ambitious research projects, regarding assisted and autonomous driving

Multi-sensor perception

Automated driving relies first on a diverse range of sensors, like Valeo’s cameras, LiDARs, radars and ultrasonics. Exploiting at best the outputs of each of these sensors at any instant is fundamental to understand the complex environment of the vehicle. To this end, we explore various deep learning approaches where sensors are considered both in isolation and collectively.

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Domain adaptation

Deep learning and reinforcement learning are key technologies for autonomous driving. One of the challenges they face is to adapt to conditions which differ from those met during training. To improve systems’ performance in such situations, we explore so-called domain adaption techniques, as in AdvEnt, our project presented at CVPR 2019.

Uncertainty estimation

When the unexpected happens, when the weather badly degrades, when a sensor gets blocked, the embarked perception system should diagnose the situation and react accordingly, e.g, by calling an alternative system or the human driver. With this in mind, we investigate automatic ways to assess the uncertainty of a system and to predict its performance.

Meet our team

  • Research Scientist Hedi Ben-younes

    Research Scientist

    Deep Learning | Vision and Language | Visual reasoning

    Supelec | Heuritech | SorbonneU

    Kebab practitioner

  • Research Scientist Andrei Bursuc

    Research Scientist

    Machine Learning | Computer Vision | Visual Search | Autonomous systems

    Politehnica | Mines | Inria | Safran

    Random walker


  • PHD student Charles Corbière

    PHD student

    Deep Learning | Computer Vision | Uncertainty

    Centrale | ParisSaclay | Heuritech | Earthcube | CNAM

    Self-supervised disc-jokey


  • Principal scientist Matthieu Cord

    Principal scientist

    Deep Learning | Computer Vision | Vision and Language

    Enseirb | CergyU | KULeuven | Ensea | CNRS | SorbonneU | IUF

    Top chef


  • Research Scientist Spyros Gidaris

    Research Scientist

    Deep Learning | Computer Vision

    AUTH | Cortexica | ENPC

    Life-loving epicurean


  • Research Scientist David Hurych

    Research Scientist

    Machine Learning | Computer Vision | Generative Networks

    CTU-Prague | NII-Tokyo

    Curious being

  • Research Scientist Himalaya Jain

    Research Scientist

    Deep Learning | Computer Vision

    IIIT-H | Technicolor | Inria

    Keen explorer


  • HR Partner Pascal Le Hérissé

    HR Partner

    Panthéon-Sorbonne | Marriott | Saint-Gobain | Faurecia

    MisChief of Staff

  • Principal scientist Renaud Marlet

    Principal scientist

    Computer Vision | Photogrammetry | Geometry Processing

    X | Inria | EdinburgU | Simulog | Inria | TrustedLogic | Inria | ENPC

    Persistent eclectist


  • PHD student Arthur Ouaknine

    PHD student

    Deep Learning | Machine Learning | Signal Processing

    Panthéon-Sorbonne | Telecom | Zyl | Telecom

    Creative traveller

  • Scientific Director Patrick Pérez

    Scientific Director

    Machine Learning | Computer Vision | Computational Imaging | Signal & Image Processing

    Centrale | Inria | BrownU | Inria | Microsoft | Inria |Technicolor

    Passionate reader


  • Research Scientist Julien Rebut

    Research Scientist

    Deep Learning | Computer Vision

    INSA | ValeoVS | ValeoCDA

    Snow lover

  • PHD student Simon Roburin

    PHD student

    Deep Learning | Machine Learning | Applied Mathematics | Generalization

    Centrale | Prophesee | ENPC

    Brownian mover

  • PHD student Antoine Saporta

    PHD student

    Deep Learning | Computer Vision | Domain Adaptation

    X | TU-Munich | SorbonneU

    Adaptive mind

  • PHD student Huy Van Vo

    PHD student

    Computer Vision | Machine Learning

    X | Technicolor | MVA | NYU | Inria

    Hard thinker

  • Research scientist Tuan-Hung Vu

    Research scientist

    Deep Learning | Computer Vision

    Telecom | Inria | NEC

    Protein lover


Recent Activities x CVPR’21 participates to CVPR , the premier computer vision conference, in June 2021, presenting three papers, contributing to a tutorial on self-supervised learning, co-organizing the workshop on omnidirectional computer vision and presenting keynotes to SafeAI4AutonomouDriving and Vision4AllSeason workshops.

Woodscape dataset
Four Valeo teams collaborate to release Woodscape, the first public multi-sensor driving dataset with fisheye cameras, named after Robert Wood who invented the fisheye camera in 1906, featuring 9 perception tasks such as 2D and 3D object detection, semantic segmentation and depth estimation.

Carrada dataset
In collaboration with researchers at Télécom Paris, releases the Camera and Automotive Radar with Range-Angle-Doppler Annotations (Carrada) dataset, the first public automotive radar dataset with cars, cyclists and pedestrians precisely annotated in the raw signals.

Can we make driving systems explainable? researchers release a comprehensive survey on the explainability of vision-based driving systems, presenting a wide range of existing techniques for post-hoc or by-design explainability, analysing their current limitation and outlining future research avenues toward a better interpretation of self-driving AI models.

Paying attention to vulnerable road users
Vulnerable road users such as pedestrians must be reliably analysed by ADAS and AD systems; shows that synthetic people in real scenes help to train better detectors (collaboration with CTU Prague) and that a multi-task model can recognize up to 32 attributes, including action and attention (collaboration with EPFL).