Chandra Nair

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Chandra Nair

Associate Professor

Affiliation: The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Contact Information

Department of Information Engineering
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sha Tin, N.T., Hong Kong
Ph: +852-3943-8467 (off)


Chandra Nair did his undergraduate studies at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras in electrical engineering graduating in 1999. He received the Siemens and Phillips (India) medal for having the best academic record in the department during his undergraduate studies. Concurrently, he also completed the four year nurture programme in Mathematics at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences(IMSc ) under the auspices of the National Board of Higher Mathematics(NBHM).

He received a Masters (2002) and PhD (2005) in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He was a Stanford Graduate Fellow (2000-2004) and then a Microsoft Graduate Fellow (2004-2005) during his graduate studies. Then he became a postdoctoral fellow at the theory group in Microsoft Research for two years. Following this he joined the IE department faculty, CUHK, in Fall 2007.

His research interests are mainly in developing news tools and techniques to solve fundamental probabilistic and combinatorial problems with an engineering motivation. His work has spanned across multiple disciplines including combinatorial optimization, algorithms, and multiuser information theory.





Participation & Positions:

ITSOC Distinguished Lecturers (Lecturer, 01/01/17 until 12/31/18)
Awards Committee (Member, 01/01/15 until 12/31/16)
Publications Committee (Associate Editor for Shannon Theory, 01/01/14 until 12/31/17)
Publications Committee (Associate Editor for Shannon Theory, 2014)

Author Of:

Y. Geng , C. Nair , "The Capacity Region of the Two-Receiver Gaussian Vector Broadcast Channel With Private and Common Messages", IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Apr. 2014