ECE Dept | IISc

Navin Kashyap

Department of Electrical Communication Engineering
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore - 560012, India

Office: SP 2.17

Phone: +91 80 2293-3385
Fax: +91 80 2360-0563

E-mail: nkashyap@ece.iisc etc

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:

August 2016: I have a couple of Project Assistant/Associate positions currently available. If you are interested in one of these positions, and have a strong background in mathematics (specifically, probability theory and discrete mathematics) and have taken a course in information theory, then please send me your CV. I will get in touch with you if I find your CV to be suitable.

Past Graduate Students (at IISc):

Past Graduate Students (at Queen's University):

Research Interests
(Also see my research blurb, although it is a bit dated now.)

Publications and Preprints

Academic Experience
(A slightly more detailed version is provided on a separate page.)


Jan-Apr 2017: Finite-State Channels (E2 214)

Past courses at IISc:

Courses taught at Queen's University:

JTG/IEEE Information Theory Society Summer School 2015

SPCOM 2016

ECE Department Colloquium

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.)

Non-Academic Interests

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.