Vincent Y. F. Tan (S'07-M'11-SM'15) was born in Singapore in 1981. He received the B.A. and M.Eng. degrees in electrical and information science from Cambridge University in 2005, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science (EECS) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2011. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), National University of Singapore (NUS). His research interests include information theory, machine learning, and statistical signal processing.
Dr. Tan is an elected member of the IEEE Information Theory Society Board of Governors. He was an IEEE Information Theory Society Distinguished Lecturer from 2018 to 2019. He received the MIT EECS Jin-Au Kong Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Prize in 2011, the NUS Young Investigator Award in 2014, the Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellowship (Class of 2018), the Engineering Young Researcher Award in 2018, and the NUS Young Researcher Award in 2019. A dedicated educator, he was awarded the Engineering Educator Award in 2020 and 2021 and the (university level) Annual Teaching Excellence Award in 2022. He is currently serving as a Senior Area Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and as an Associate Editor in Machine Learning and Statistics for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.