Achintya Kundu

Senior Research Fellow (Ph.D. Candidate)  
Dept. of Computer Science and Automation(CSA)
Indian Institute of Science(IISc), Bangalore

  Email:     achi [DOT] kundu [AT]
  Phone:   +91 934 365 3615

Publications || Education || Achievements

Academic Activities

  • Research Intern, INRIA, Paris, June-July 2018.
    • Working on nonsmooth convex optimization with linear minimization oracle.
  • Research Intern, INRIA, Paris, September-November 2017.
    • Worked on optimization over intersection of simple convex sets.
  • Teaching Assistant, January-April 2017.
  • Research Intern, Xerox Research Centre India (XRCI), Bangalore, July-September 2015.
    • Worked on Robust Classification and Uncertainty modelling using Copulas.
  • Teaching Assistant, August-December 2014.
  • Machine Learning Intern, Amazon, Bangalore, April-July 2014.
    • Worked on large-scale machine learning.
  • Summer Intern, Yahoo! Labs, Bangalore, May-July 2010.
    • Worked in the field of computational advertising.

Awards / Achievements

  • Recipient of Google Travel Grant for attending AISTATS 2018.
  • Won Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges (KSC) Honorable Mention Award (US $2000) 2011-12.
  • Won the Best Perspective Seminar Award in the Dept. of CSA, IISc.
  • Recipient of NIPS Travel Award 2010 sponsored by Google.
  • Received Senate Commendation from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for outstanding academic performance.
  • Recipient of Prof. I.S.N. Murthy Gold Medal for Best Master of Engineering student in the Dept. of ECE, IISc.
  • Achieved 6th rank in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).
  • Ranked 17th (Engineering) and 281st (Medical) in West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination.


Papers in Refereed Machine Learning Conferences

  • A. Kundu , F. Bach and C. Bhattacharyya
    Convex Optimization over Intersection of Simple Sets: improved Convergence Rate Guarantees via an Exact Penalty Approach.
    Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS), 2018.

  • A. Kundu , V. Tankasali, C. Bhattacharyya and A. Ben-Tal
    Efficient algorithms for learning Kernels from multiple Similarity matrices with general convex loss functions.
    Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 2010.

Papers in Refereed Computer Systems Conferences

  • P. Pipada, A. Kundu , K. Gopinath, C. Bhattacharyya, S.Susarla and P.C. Nagesh
    LoadIQ: Learning to Identify Workload Phases from a Live Storage Trace.
    USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Storage and File Systems (HotStorage), 2012.

Papers in Refereed Signal Processing Conferences

  • A. Kundu , S. Chatterjee, A.S. Murthy and T.V. Srinivas
    GMM Based Bayesian Approach to Speech Enhancement in Signal / Transform Domain.
    International Conference on Acoustic, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2008.

  • A. Kundu , S. Chatterjee and T.V. Srinivas
    Speech Enhancement Using Intra-frame Dependency in DCT Domain.
    European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), 2008.

  • A. Kundu , S. Chatterjee and T.V. Srinivas
    Subspace Based Speech Enhancement Using Gaussian Mixture Model.
    InterSpeech, 2008.


  • Ph.D. ( Machine Learning )   in Progress
  •           Department of Computer Science & Automation (CSA), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

  • M.E. ( Signal Processing )     [ CGPA:   7.8 / 8 ]
  •           Department of Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

  • B.E. ( Electronics & Tele-communication )     [ CGPA:   9.4 / 10 ]
  •           Department of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering (ETCE), Jadavpur University, Kolkata.  

Research Lab

Research Areas

  • Machine Learning
  • Convex Optimization
  • Signal Processing