Vincent Y. F. Tan

Assistant Professor,

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,

Department of Mathematics,

National University of Singapore (NUS)



Institute of Data Science,

Institute of Operations Research and Analytics

Office: E4-06-06 (ECE) and S17-05-20 (Math)

Phone: (65) 6516-2133 and (65) 6516-2770

Email: vtan @ nus. edu. sg


A link to my wife Huili Guo's homepage.


Photo credit (A. Wong, Dept of Mathematics, NUS)







Curriculum Vitae




Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)

Jan 2007 - Feb 2011

Jin-Au Kong outstanding EE thesis prize



Cambridge University

Cambridge, UK

B.A. and M.Eng. in the Electrical and Information Sciences Tripos (EIST)

Sep 2001 - Jun 2005

Charles Lamb prize (awarded to the top M.Eng. student in EIST)




Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

Undergraduate exchange student in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Sep 2003 - May 2004



Beyond IID in Information Theory (24th to 28th July, 2017)


Research Interests and Open Positions

Network Information Theory

Learning and Inference in Graphical Models

Statistical Signal Processing


I am actively recruiting graduate students in the areas of my research interest above. There are various channels to be admitted to NUS including, to the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Science, through SINGA and the AGS Scholarship.


Potential postdoctoral scholars with strong publication records and showing interest in the above research topics are also encouraged to contact me to check with me if there are available positions.  Please see this advertisement. 

Research Group

Postdoctoral Scholars:

Silas Fong

Ph.D. Chinese University of Hong Kong


Carol Wang

Ph.D. Carnegie Mellon University


Mladen Kovacevic

Ph.D. University of Novi Sad, Serbia


Ranjitha Prasad

Ph.D. Indian Institute of Science


Mine Alsan

Ph.D. Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne


Selma Belhadj Amor

Ph.D. Télécom ParisTech 


Lei Yu

Ph.D. University of Science & Technology, China (joining soon)




Ph.D. Students:

Zhou Lin  

B.Eng. Shanghai Jiaotong University


Lan Vinh Truong

M.S.E. Purdue University


Zhaoqiang Liu

B.Sc. Tsinghua University


Boyd Anderson

M.Sc, B.Sc, Victoria University of Wellington




M.Sc. Student:

Renbo Zhao

B.Eng. National University of Singapore




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