Research Interests

​Convex Optimization, Applications in Dimensionality Reduction of Big Data, Image and Video Analysis for Machine Learning Applications, Weighted and Structured Low-Rank Matrix Approximation, Compressive Sensing.

Selected Publications

  • On a Problem of Weighted Low Rank Approximation of Matrices,
    A.Dutta, X.Li
    SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications, (2017)
  • Fast Detection of Compressively-Sensed IR Targets Using Stochastically Trained Least Squares and Compressed Quadrat...
    B.Millikan, A.Dutta, Q.Sun, H.Foroosh
    IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, (2017)
  • A Fast Algorithm for a Special Weighted Low Rank Approximation
    A.Dutta, X.Li
    15th IAPR International Conference on Machine Vision Applications (MVA), IEEE Xp..., (2017)
  • Initialized Iterative Reweighted Least Squares for Automatic Target Recognition
    B.Millikan, A.Dutta, N.Rahnavard, Q.Sun, H.Foroosh
    In proceedings of IEEE Military Communications Conference, (2015)
  • Weighted Low Rank Approximation for Background Estimation Problems
    A.Dutta, X.Li
    IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision Workshops (ICCVW), (2017)
  • A Batch-Incremental Video Background Estimation Model using Weighted Low-Rank Approximation of Matrices
    A.Dutta, X.Li, P. Richtárik
    IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision Workshops (ICCVW), (2017)
  • Shrinkage Function and Its Applications in Matrix Approximations
    T.Boas, A.Dutta, X.Li, K.Mercier, E.Niderman
    Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra, (2017)

Education Profile

​Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Central Florida, USA.

M.S. in Mathematics, University of Central Florida, USA.

M.S. in Mathematics and Computing, Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad.

B.S. in Mathematics (Hons.), Minor in Physics and Statistics, Presidency College, Calcutta University.

Professional Profile

May 2017-May 2019. Postdoctoral Fellow, Visual Computing Center, Division of Computer, Electrical and Management Sciences & Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.

Spring 2017. Adjunct, Department of Mathematics, University of Central Florida (UCF), Orlando, USA.

Fall 2016. Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Research in Computer Vision (CRCV), UCF, Orlando, USA.

August 2010 - Fall 2016. Graduate Teaching Assistant and Associate (Instructor of record), UCF, Orlando, USA.

January 2011 - December 2011, Summer 2012. Graduate Research Assistant, GAUSS Project, UCF, Orlando, USA.

June 2008 - August 2010. Assistant Professor of Mathematics, FIITJEE Limited, India.

Scientific and Professional Memberships

​American Mathematical Society(AMS) - Graduate student member.

SIAM - Graduate student member.


​Professor Lee H. Armstrong Award for Distinguished Teachers, Department of Mathematics, UCF, 2017.

Outstanding Dissertation Award, Department of Mathematics, UCF, 2016.

Selected as one of 15 student recipients of UCF's Graduate Dean's Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Spring 2016.

Graduate Research Assistantship, Fall 2016, Center for Research in Computer Vision (CRCV), University of Central Florida (UCF).

SAMSI Optimization Summer School travel award, August 2016, September 2016.

Mathematics department's conference registration and travel award, January 2015, November 2015, September 2016, January 2017.

IMA Travel Award for Math Modeling in Industry Workshop, August 2014 and August 2015.

Student Government Association's conference registration and travel award, University of Central Florida, August 2014, August 2016.

Graduate Travel Fellowship, University of Central Florida, December 2013.

Merit scholarship for graduate studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad, 2007-08.

"Ila Mukhopadhyay Memorial Medal-2003" for Best in Human Qualities, Presidency College, 2003-04.

KAUST Affiliations

  • Visual Computing Center (VCC)
  • Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences & Engineering (CEMSE)