About

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. I am also a research fellow (aspirant) of the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S-FNRS).

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.

Nowadays, chances of finding me on this route are high.

Research

My interests are on nonlinear optimization and machine learning. I look at exploiting the two fundamental structures of least-squares and symmetry in optimization problems. 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 development and promotion of the Matlab toolbox Manopt for optimization on manifolds.

Manopt 2.0 is out now. Example