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)