29 May 2019
Prof Vincent TAN Receives Young Researcher Award 2019


UA Vincent Tan


Prof Vincent TAN, Department of Mathematics, received the Young Researcher Award at the NUS University Awards 2019 ceremony on 28 May.

Prof Tan is known internationally for his works on finite-length fundamental limits which shape the design of low-latency networked communication systems.

One of his most significant achievements is in establishing an impossibility result for point-to-point communication systems that matches Strassen’s achievable result from the 1960s. No communication protocol can improve on this performance bound. Together with his collaborators, Prof Tan has also derived similarly stunning results for multi-user networks.

New mathematical theorems constitute by-products of these analyses and are applicable to machine learning tasks, such as the estimation of graphical networks from data.

Congratulations, Prof Tan!