Don’t panic, keep calm. This is me, this is an old painting, and these are les frites.

I am a Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Liège and a visiting research associate at the University of Cambridge. My research is financially supported by the F.R.S-FNRS through a research fellowship (aspirant).

I graduated with a PhD degree in 2014 from the department of electrical engineering and computer science (Institute Montefiore) at the University of Liège, Belgium. Prior to this, I graduated from IIT Bombay, India in 2010 with a dual degree – Bachelors and Masters degrees – from the department of electrical engineering. And before that, I was leading a normal relaxed life in Bhubaneswar, Odisha and attending +2 science classes in BJB college.


My interest is on nonlinear optimization and machine learning. Particularly, I look at exploiting two fundamental structures, least-squares and symmetry, in optimization. A specific focus has been on developing efficient numerical algorithms for large-scale problems with rank and orthogonality constraints. I am also involved in the new Matlab toolbox Manopt for optimization on manifolds. Example