Academic Positions

  • Present 2016

    Associate Professor

    IIT Indore, Center of Astronomy

  • 2016 2015

    Assistant Professor

    IIT Indore, Center of Astronomy

  • 2015 2013

    Research Associate

    University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

  • 2013 2011

    NASA Post-Doctoral Fellow

    University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2010

    Physics (Astrophysics)

    New Mexico Tech/NRAO, USA

  • M.Sc.2004

    Master of Science

    University of Pune, India

  • B.Sc.2002

    Bachelor of Science

    University of Calcutta, India

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2011
    NASA Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2011
  • 2009
    NRAO Pre-doctoral Fellowship/Graduate Internship, 2009
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“Effects of Ionosphere on the Ground-Based Detection of Global 21CM Signal from The Cosmic Dawn”, ApJ in press . ArXiv 1409.0513 [Impact Factor – 6.28]

Datta, A., , Burns, J.O., et al.
Journal Papers ApJ in press . ArXiv 1409.0513 [Impact Factor – 6.28]

Abstract

“Clusters of galaxies and the cosmic web with SKA”,

A. Datta, Kale, R.
Paper 2016, JoAA, In Press

Abstract

“Probing individual sources during reionization and cosmic dawn using SKA HI 21-cm observations”,

A. Datta,, Datta, K.K.
Journal Paper ,2016, JoAA, In Press

Abstract

"Line of sight anisotropies in the Cosmic Dawn and EoR 21-cm power spectrum”

A. Datta, Emily N. Garbinsky, Kathleen D. Vohs
Journal Paper 2016, JoAA, In Press

Abstract

“First detection at 5.5 and 9 GHz of the radio relics in bullet cluster with ATCA”

A. Datta, Malu, S.S. and Sandhu, P
Journal Paper 2016, Ap&SS, 361, 1-8 [Impact Factor – 1.7]

Abstract

“How Much Can We Learn From A Merging Cold Front Cluster? : Insights From X-ray Temperature And Radio Maps Of Abell 3667”

A. Datta, Schenck, D.E.
Journal Papers 2014, ApJ, 793, 80D [Impact Factor – 6.28]

Abstract

“X-ray Observations of Complex Temperature Structure in the Cool-core cluster Abell 85”

A. Datta, Schenck, D.E.,
Journal Paper 2014, AJ, 148, 23S. [Impact Factor – 4.05]

Abstract

“Imaging of the CCS 22.3 GHz Emission in the Taurus Molecular Cloud Complex”

A. Datta, Emily N. Garbinsky, Kathleen D. Vohs
Journal Paper ,2011, ApJ, 739L, 4R [Impact Factor – 6.28]

Abstract

“A medium-scale travelling ionospheric disturbance observed from the ground and from space”

A. Datta, Dymond, K.
Journal Paper 2011, Rad. Sci., 46, RS5010 [Impact Factor – 1.45]

Abstract

“The VLA-COSMOS Survey. IV. Deep Data and Joint Catalog”

A. Datta, Schinnerer, E., Sargent, M., Bondi, M., Smolcic, V,
Journal Paper ,2010, ApJS, 188, 384S [Impact Factor – 14.137]

Abstract

"Bright Source Subtraction Requirements for Redshifted 21 cm Measurements”

A. Datta, Bowman, J.D. and Carilli, C.L
Conference Papers 2010, ApJ, 724,526D [Impact Factor – 6.28]

Abstract

“Detection of Signals from Cosmic Reionization Using Radio Interferometric Signal Processing”

A. Datta, Bhatnagar, S. and Carilli, C.L.,
Journal Paper 2009, ApJ, 703, 2, 1851-1862 [Impact Factor – 6.28]

Abstract

“Star Formation Rates in Lyman Break Galaxies: Radio Stacking of LBGs in the COSMOS Field and the Sub-μJy Radio Source Population”

A. Datta, Carilli, C.L. et al
Journal Paper 2008, ApJ, 689, 2, 883-888 [Impact Factor – 6.28]

Abstract

“A Report on Behavior of Total Electron Content over candidate Sites for SKA location”

A. Datta, Ananthakrishnan, S.
Technical Report 2006, ISSAC Report (SPDO ref.1)

Abstract

Abstract to be updated

“Radio Holography of GMRT Dishes”

A. Datta, Nityananda, R.,
Technical Report 2004, NCRA Technical Report.

Abstract

Abstract, soon to be update

Conference Proceedings

“Global 21cm Observations - current status and future directions”

A. Datta, Burns, J.O. and Hallman, E.
Conference Proceedings June, 2016, AAS, 22811002B


“Extracting Physical Parameters for the First Galaxies from the Cosmic Dawn Global 21-cm Spectrum”

A. Datta, Burns, J.O.,
Conference Proceedings January, 2016, AAS,22730704B


“Investigations of the First Objects to Light Up the Universe: The Dark Ages Radio Explorer (DARE) Mission Concept”

A. Datta, Burns, J.O. and Hallman, E.
Conference Proceedings August, 2015, IAU General Assembly, 2229646B


“Trajectory Design From GTO To Lunar Equatorial Orbit For The Dark Ages Radio Explorer (DARE) Spacecraft”

A. Datta, Genova, A.L.
Conference Proceedings Proceedings of AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Williamsburg, VA, Jan 11-15, 2015


“From Darkness to Light: Observing the First Stars and Galaxies with the Redshifted 21-cm Line using the Dark Ages Radio Explorer”

A. Datta, Burns, J.O. and Hallman, E.
Conference Proceedings January, 2015, AAS, 22531807B


“An Engineering Prototype For The DARE (Dark Ages Radio Explorer)”

A. Datta
Conference Proceedings Talk at USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting, January ,2014.


“Challenges of Measuring Cosmic Dawn with the 21-cm Sky-Averaged, Global Signal”

A. Datta, Burns, J.O., Harker, G.A., Mirocha, J.
Conference Proceedings January, 2014, AAS, 22324501B


“Tracing the merger history of MACS clusters using the GMRT”

A. Datta, Paul, S.and Intema, H.T
Conference Proceedings 2014, BASI proceedings, Meter Wave Sky Conference, Pune, India.


“Exploring the Dark Ages and Epoch of Reionization with the HI 21cm signal”

A. Datta
Conference Proceedings Journal of Phys.: Conf. Ser., COSGRAV12, 405, 012012


“Dark Ages Radio Explorer- Field Tests of a Prototype Instrument”

A. Datta
Conference Proceedings 2012, AAS, 2201302D.


“EVLA Observations of Thioxoethenylidene In the Taurus Molecular Cloud Complex”

A. Datta, Roy, N. Momjian, E. and Sarma, A.P
Conference Proceedings 2012, AAS, 22042322RR.


“Dark Ages Radio Explorer Instrument Verification Program: Antenna Test Results”

A. Datta
Conference Proceedings 2012, AAS, 21924120D.


“Searching for Cosmic Reionization with the HI 21 cm Signal”

A. Datta, Carilli, C.L., Bhatnagar, S. and Bowman, J.D.
Conference Proceedings 2010, AAS, 21532502D


“ A Medium-Scale Traveling Ionospheric Disturbance Observed from the Ground and from Space”

A. Datta, Watts, C.
Conference Proceedings 2008, AGU, 2008, SA33A-1623


“ The Combined Radio Interferometry and COSMIC Experiment in Tomography (CRICKET) Campaign”

A. Datta, Dymond, K.
Conference Proceedings 2008, COSPAR, 775


“ PAPER: The Precision Array To Probe The Epoch Of Reionization”

A. Datta, Backer.
Conference Proceedings 2007, AAS, 211, 133.02; BAAS, 39, 967


Conference Presentations

“Global 21cm Observations - current status and future directions”

Conference Prsentation Talk given at Workshop on Epoch of Reionization, IIT-KGP, India, July, 2016


“Foreground Challenges for 21cm Cosmology Observations - Current Status”

Conference Presentation Talk given at Workshop on Epoch of Reionization, IIT-KGP, India, July, 2016


“The Dark Ages Radio Explorer (DARE) “

Conference Presentation Invited Talk given at CMB Spectral Distortions Conference, RRI, Bangalore, July, 2016


“Foreground Challenges”

Conference Presentation Invited Talk given at Science with Science with the uGMRT workshop at NCRA, Pune, June, 2016.


“21cm Cosmology-Search for global signal from Cosmic Dawn/EoR”

Conference Presentation Talk given at Cosmic Reionization Workshop, Munich Institute of Astro- and Particle Physics, Munich, Germany, April, 2016.


“Impact of Earth’s Ionosphere on High Precision Radio Astronomy Observations”

Conference Presentation Invited Talk given at 6th International Conference on Computers and Devices for Communication, Kolkata, India, December, 2015.


“Search for Global 21cm Signal from the Dark Ages”

Conference Presentation Talk given at International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology, IISER Mohali, December, 2015


“Understanding Merger Activities in Galaxy Clusters Using High Fidelity X-ray Temperature Maps and Radio Observations”

Conference Presentation Poster presentation at Snowclusters Conference, Utah, USA, March, 2015.


“The Dark Ages Radio Explorer (DARE) “

Conference Presentation Talk given at Meter Wave Sky Conference, December, 2013, Pune, India.


“The Dark Ages Radio Explorer (DARE) from the Moon: An Update on the Instrument Verification Program.”

Conference Presentation Talk given at the Lunar Science Forum, July, 2013


“The Dark Ages Radio Explorer (DARE): Constraining Cosmic Dawn from the Global 21-cm Signal“

Conference Presentation Talk given at ’EoR Global Signal Workshop’, November 2012, CAASTRO, Sydney, Australia.


“Dark Ages Radio Explorer - Field Tests of a Prototype Instrument”

Conference Presentation Poster presented at the Lunar Science Forum, July 2012, NASA Ames Research Center, USA.


“Exploring the Dark Ages and Epoch of Reionization with the HI 21cm signal”

Conference Presentation Talk given at ’International Conference on Modern Perspectives of Cosmology and Gravitation’, February 2012, Kolkata, India.


“Initial Results from DARE Antenna Tests”

Conference Presentation Poster presented at the Lunar Science Forum, July 2011, NASA Ames Research Center, USA


“Bright Foreground Removal Requirements for EoR Experiments”

Conference Presentation Talk given at ’Understanding Galactic and Extragalactic Foregrounds’ Conference, May 2011, Zadar, Croatia


“Effects of low frequency calibration errors on the detection of EOR”

Conference Presentation Talk given at SKA Calibration and Imaging Workshop, April 2009, Socorro, USA


“Detection Of Cosmic Stromgren Sphere”

Conference Presentation Talk given at SKA Calibration and Imaging Workshop, April 2008, Perth, Australia.


“VLA-COSMOS Survey - an update”

Conference Presentation Poster presented at Deep Surveys of the Radio Universe with SKA Pathfinders Meeting, April 2008, Perth, Australia


“Investigating Ionospheric Corruptions in Imaging”

Conference Presentation Talk at Radio Surveys: Science and Techniques Meeting, April, 2007, IAS, Los Alamos, USA




Other Publications

“A Novel Approach in Power Control Scheme for WCDMA Systems using Bit Delay”

A. Datta,Datta, C.R.,
Other Publications accepted for publication at IEEE Conference CODEC, 2015


“Monte Caro Analysis to Estimate the Performance of Adaptive Power Control Algorithm for Varying Target SIR”

A. Datta, Datta, C.R.
Other Publications 2012, IEEE Conference - CODIS, 325


“ Performance analysis of Adaptive Power Control Algorithm for Varying Target SIR”

A. Datta, Datta, C.R.
Other Publications 2012, IEEE Conference - CODEC , RSS-L1


“A proposal for economical design of a computer automated VHF spectrograph for universities and study centers”

A. Datta, Joardar, S.
Other Publications IETE Journal of Research, 2007, 53, 83.


Present

  • Present 2015

    Assistant Professor, Center of Astronomy, IIT-Indore, India

  • 2015 2013

    Research Associate at University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

  • 2013 2011

    NASA Post-Doctoral Fellow at University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

  • 2010 2007

    Pre-Doctoral Fellow at NRAO, Socorro, USA

  • 2007 2004

    Teaching Assistant at New Mexico Tech, Socorro, USA

Teaching History

  • Physics 122: Fall- 2004, 2005, 2006 & Spring- 2005, 2006, 2010. [Freshman Physics]

  • PH-613 (Quantum Mechanics and Statistical Mechanics): Autumn-2015, 2016;

  • PH-106 (Electromagnetics): Spring 2016.

  • AA-472/672 (Extragalactic Astronomy): Spring 2016, 2017;

  • AA-474/674 (Radio Astronomy): Spring 2016, 2017

  • AA-698 (PhD Seminar Course): Spring 2017

  • Designed and developed the M.Sc Astronomy curriculum in IIT Indore (along with other colleagues).

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