Navin Kashyap
Professor
Department of Electrical
Communication Engineering
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore  560012, India
Office: SP 2.17
Phone: +91 80 22933385
Fax: +91 80 23600563
Email:
Prior to joining the Indian Institute of Science, I was an Associate
Professor in the Department of
Mathematics and Statistics at
Queen's University. I now retain an Adjunct Professor position there.
Graduate Students Currently Being Supervised:
 K.M. Shivkumar (PhD)
 Vinay Kumar B.R. (PhD)
 Ramakrishnan E (PhD)
 Praneeth Kumar V (PhD)
 Anoop Jose (ME)
 Varadaraj M.S. (MTech)
 Adway Patra (MTech)
Past Graduate Students (at IISc):
 Manuj Mukherjee (PhD), graduated Oct. 2017; now a postdoc at Telecom ParisTech.
 Roshan Antony (ME), graduated June 2017
 Sanket Sit (ME), graduated June 2017
 Shashank Vatedka (PhD), graduated April 2017; now a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Network Coding, Chinese University of Hong Kong.
 Krishna Kant (ME), graduated Dec 2016
 Ravi Ranjan (ME), graduated July 2016; back to his position in DRDO, Hyderabad
 Chun Lam Chan (MPhil at the Chinese University of Hong Kong; cosupervised with Prof. Pascal Vontobel), graduated July 2015; now a PhD student at EPFL
 Abhinav Das (ME), graduated June 2015; now at Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Bangalore
 Winston Fernandes (ME), graduated June 2013; now at Dell India R&D, Bangalore
Past Graduate Students (at Queen's University):
Research Interests
(Also see my
research
blurb, although it is a bit dated now.)
 Coding for Data Communication and Storage
 InformationTheoretic Security
 Source Coding, Data Compression, Data Synchronization
 Symbolic Dynamics
 Discrete Applied Mathematics (a broad umbrella for much of what I do)
Academic Experience
(A slightly more detailed version is provided on a
separate page.)
 Postdoctoral Fellow (University of California  San Diego)
 Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering: Systems (University of Michigan)
 M.S. in Mathematics (University of Michigan)
 M.S. in Electrical Engineering (University of MissouriRolla)
 B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering
(Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay)
Teaching
 JanApr 2018: FiniteState Channels (E2 214)
 Past courses at IISc:
 ErrorControl Codes (E2 205, AugDec 2017)
 FiniteState Channels (E2 214, JanApr 2017)
 InformationTheoretic Security (E2 213, JanApr 2016)
 Random Processes (E2 202, AugDec 2015, AugDec 2016)
 Information Theory (E2 201, AugDec 2012, AugDec 2013, AugDec 2014)
 Information Theory and Coding for NonStandard Channel Models (E2 213, JanApr 2012, JanApr 2013, JanApr 2014)
 Courses taught at Queen's University:
 Matroid Methods (with a Focus on Applications to Coding Theory)
(MATH 978), Winter 2007.
 Introduction to Coding Theory (MATH 406/806), Winter 2005,
Winter 2008, Winter 2009.
 Introduction to Coding for Constrained Systems
(MATH 478/878), Winter 2006.
 Introduction to Real Analysis (MATH 281), Winter 2007, Winter
2008, Winter 2009.
 Linear Algebra (APSC 174), Winter 2006.
 Probability I (STAT 251), Fall 2006, Fall 2005, Fall 2004.
 Probability Theory for Electrical Engineers (STAT 356),
Winter 2004.
 JTG/IEEE Information Theory Society Summer School 2015
 SPCOM 2016
Mandatory Reading/Viewing Material for Mathematicians

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics by Richard W. Hamming.
This essay was inspired by Eugene Wigner's original article,
The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural
Sciences, Comm. Pure Appl. Math., 13 (Feb. 1960).
 A Mathematician's Apology by G.H. Hardy.
The classic defence of (pure) mathematics.

A lecture video on How to Write Mathematics
by Paul R. Halmos, with an introduction by
Don Knuth.
(There was an article by Halmos on this topic available online at one point,
but it seems to have vanished off the tangle of the web.)
NonAcademic Interests
 www.whateverchumps.blogspot.com
 I support Asha for Education,
a charitable organization working towards the education of
underprivileged children in India. I am actively involved with the
Canadian chapter.