Vincent Y Tan

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Vincent Y Tan

Assistant Professor

Affiliation: National University of Singapore


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Assistant Professor,

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,

National University of Singapore


Research Interests

  • Detection and Estimation
  • Shannon Theory
  • Source Coding
  • Statistical Learning and Inference


Vincent Y. F. Tan was born in Singapore in 1981. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and the Department of Mathematics at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He received the B.A. and M.Eng. degrees in Electrical and Information Sciences from Cambridge University in 2005. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2011. He was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of ECE at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011 and following that, a scientist at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR, Singapore from 2012 to 2013. His research interests include information theory, machine learning and statistical signal processing. 

Dr. Tan has received several awards including the MIT EECS Jin-Au Kong outstanding doctoral thesis prize in 2011; the A*STAR Philip Yeo prize for outstanding achievements in research in 2011; the NUS Young Investigator Award in 2014; and the Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellowship (Class of 2018). He was also placed in the NUS Faculty of Engineering Teaching commendation list in 2015 and 2016. He has authored a research monograph titled “Asymptotic Estimates in Information Theory with Non-Vanishing Error Probabilities” in the Foundations and Trends® in Communications and Information Theory Series (NOW Publishers). A Senior Member of the IEEE, he served as a member of the IEEE “Machine Learning for Signal Processing” Technical Committee within the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications and the IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking.

Participation & Positions:

Outreach Subcommittee (Chair, 02/11/18 until 12/31/20)
ITSOC Distinguished Lecturers (Lecturer, 01/01/18 until 12/31/19)
Outreach Subcommittee (Member, 01/01/16 until 12/31/19)