Debottam Dutta

PhD Student@SyNRG | ECE, UIUC


I will be starting as an ECE PhD student at SyNRG , University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) this fall under the guidance of Prof. Romit Roy Choudhury.

I worked as a Senior Research Fellow at LEAP Lab , IISc under Prof. Sriram Ganapathy. During my time at LEAP lab I focused my research on learning useful and interpretable audio representations. My work on filter-bank learning for interpretable audio front-end design for acoustic scence classification is here. A more recent work focuses on desiging learnable filter-bank for COVID-19 diagnosis. I was also associated with projects involving accent adaptation for ASR and far-field speech enhancement. To know more about my work please visit Publications.


Jun 15, 2022 Two papers got accepted at Interspeech 2022.
Jun 1, 2022 Show and tell paper got accepted at Interspeech2022
Apr 15, 2022 I will be joining UIUC as a ECE PhD student in the fall, 2022 under Prof. Romit Roy Choudhury at SyNRG lab.
Feb 28, 2022 Our paper on summary of DiCOVA2 challenge got accepted in ICASSP2022.
Oct 2, 2021 DiCOVA2 challenge successfully concluded. Check the leaderboard for ranking and results.

Selected Publications

  1. A Multi-Head Relevance Weighting Framework for Learning Raw Waveform Audio Representations
    Debottam Dutta, Purvi Agrawal, and Sriram Ganapathy
    In 2021 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics (WASPAA) 2021
  2. The Second Dicova Challenge: Dataset and Performance Analysis for Diagnosis of Covid-19 Using Acoustics
    Neeraj Kumar Sharma, Srikanth Raj Chetupalli, Debarpan Bhattacharya,  Debottam Dutta, Pravin Mote, and Sriram Ganapathy
    In ICASSP 2022 - 2022 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) 2022