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 in 2011, I was an Associate
Professor in the Department of
Mathematics and Statistics at
Queen's University.
I have a PhD in Electrical Engineering: Systems and an MS in Mathematics from the University of Michigan (2001), and a BTech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay (1995).
A little more detail on my prior academic background and experience is provided on
a separate page.
I currently serve on the editorial boards of the SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics, and Cryptography and Communications.
I have previously served as an Associate Editor for Coding Theory for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.
I am a past recipient of the DST Swarnajayanti Fellowship in the Engineering Sciences.
 Covid19 Infection Rate Estimator
(a collaborative effort involving myself, Manjunath Krishnapur, and our students Vinay, Jnaneshwar, Arvind and Anand)
Research Interests
 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)
Current Graduate Students and Postdocs:
 Narendra Kumar (IISc IoE postdoc; PhD (Mathematics), IIT (ISM) Dhanbad)
 Vinay Kumar B.R. (PhD)
 Praneeth Kumar V. (PhD)
 V. Arvind Rameshwar (PhD)
 Johns U.K. (MTech)
 Anand Jerry George (MTech)
 Aashish Tolambiya (MTech)
 Puspabeethi Samanta (MTechRes)
Past Graduate Students and Postdocs (at IISc):
 Anaswara S. (MTech), graduated July 2020
 Adway Patra (MTech), graduated June 2019; joined the PhD program at the University of Maryland.
 Varadaraj M.S. (MTech), graduated June 2018
 Anoop Jose (ME), graduated Feb. 2018
 Roshan Antony (ME), graduated June 2017
 Sanket Sit (ME), graduated June 2017
 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 and Postdocs (at Queen's University):
Teaching
 Oct 2020  Jan 2021: ErrorControl Codes (E2 205)
 Past courses at IISc:
 Statistical Physics Methods in Information and Coding Theory
(E2 330, JanApr 2019, JanApr 2020)
 ErrorControl Codes (E2 205, AugDec 2017, AugDec 2018)
 FiniteState Channels (E2 214, JanApr 2017, AugDec 2018, AugDec 2019)
 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.
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 was actively involved with the
Canadian chapter.