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. Before that, I was leading a relaxed life in Bhubaneswar, Odisha; attending 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.