E-mail: vipul at cmu.edu
Computer Science Department
Carnegie Mellon University
Office: 7009, Gates Center for Computer Science
I am a faculty in the Computer Science Department at CMU. Before that, I spent 7 happy years at Microsoft Research. Even before that, I got my PhD from UCLA where I was advised by Rafi Ostrovsky and Amit Sahai. I am part of the CMU Crypto group and CMU theory group. I am also a core faculty at CyLab (CMU security and privacy institute). I am also the faculty advisor of CMU Blockchain Group, a student led initiative organizing weekly events on campus.
Update (June 2020): I am also a senior scientist at NTT Research
I am currently on leave from CMU.
I am currently looking to hire Postdocs. Drop me an email if you are interested.
My Research has been generously supported by NSF, DARPA, Department of Energy NETL, JP Morgan, Cisco, PNC, Ripple, DoS Networks, and various Cylab initiatives.
Research Interests. Cryptography, Security & Privacy, Theoretical Computer Science
Introduction to Cryptography (15356 and 15856)
Developing Blockchain Use Cases (15621, cross-listed at Tepper Business School, and Heinz College)
Special Topics in Cryptography: A seminar course on Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies
Students and Postdocs.
Chen-Da Liu Zhang (July 2021 - Present)
Joao Ribeiro (August 2021 - Present)
Pratik Soni (Oct 2020 – Present)
Giulio Malavolta (Feb 2019 – Aug 2020, now Assistant Professor at Max Plank Institute, Bochum)
Nils Fleischhacker (Feb 2017 – May 2018, now Assistant Professor at Ruhr-University Bochum)
Elisa Masserova (co-advised with Bryan Parno)
Full time RA:
Guru Vamsi Policharla (June 2020 – March 2021)
Hanjun Li (Jan 2020 – July 2020)
Anirudh Baddepudi Sai
I have been fortunate enough to work with fantastic students in past. Here is a list of past Interns and Research Fellows at Microsoft Research.
An article on Microsoft Research Blog
Conference version merged with this paper
Appeared in SICOMP (vol. 50, Issue 5) 2021
Merged with this paper by S. Dov Gordon, Jonathan Katz, Feng-Hao Liu, Elaine Shi, and, Hong-Sheng Zhou
Journal of Cryptology
Appeared in SICOMP (Vol. 43, Issue 1) 2014
See media review: Gilles Brassard, "Quantum information: The conundrum of secure positioning", Nature, 479, pages 307-308, 2011
Invited to Journal of Cryptology
SICOMP (vol. 43, Issue 4) 2014
Efficient Two Party and Multi Party Computation against
Covert Adversaries (Proceedings Version)
Submission version with more proofs (but less polished with a lot more typos)
A new protocol to counter online dictionary attacks.
Computers & Security Journal
Vipul Goyal is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at CMU and a Senior Scientist at NTT Research, CA. Previously, he was a researcher in the Cryptography and Complexity group at Microsoft Research, India. He received his PhD in Computer Science from University of California, Los Angeles in Dec 2009. He received his B.Tech. in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi.
Dr. Goyal is a winner of several honors including a 2019 JP Morgan Faculty award, 2016 ACM CCS test of time award, a Microsoft Research graduate fellowship, and, a Google outstanding graduate student award. He was named to the Forbes magazine 30 under 30 list of people changing science and healthcare in 2013. His research has received media coverage at popular science publications such as MIT technology reviews, Slashdot, and, Nature news. He has given invited lectures at places such as MIT, Princeton, and, IIT Delhi. He has served on program committees of conferences such as Crypto, Eurocrypt and ACM CCS. He has published over 80 technical papers at top conferences in cryptography such as at Crypto, Eurocrypt, STOC, FOCS, and, ACM CCS.
He is broadly interested in all areas of cryptography (and in theoretical computer science in general).
2-Year Research Fellows:
Ashutosh Kumar (Microsoft): Aug 2015 to Dec 2016: Now PhD student at UCLA
Aayush Jain (IIT Delhi): July 2013 to Aug 2015: Now Assistant Professor at CMU
Prabhanjan Ananth (IISc): July 2011 to April 2013: Now Assistant Professor at UCSB
Akshay Ram (UC Berkeley)
Rishab Goyal (UT Austin)
Eshan Chattopadhyay (UT Austin)
Kartik Nayak (UMD)
Dakshita Khurana (UCLA)
Sidharth Telang (Cornell)
Venkata Koppula (UT Austin)
Divya Gupta (UCLA)
Shashank Agrawal (UIUC)
Abhishek Banerjee (Gatech)
Hemanta Maji (UIUC)
Vanishree H (UCLA)
Abhradeep Guha Thakurta (Penn State)
Virendra Kumar (Gatech)
Adam O'Neill (Gatech)
Akshay Ram (IIT Madras => UC Berkeley)
Srinivasan Raghuraman (IIT Madras => MIT)
Anand Degwekar (IIT Kharagpur => Google)
Prashant Vasudevan (IIT Madras => MIT)
Rudradev Basak (IIT Delhi => Facebook)
Chaya Ganesh (IIT Madras => NYU)
Vanishree H (PESIT => UCLA)
Postdocs / Sabbatical visitors:
Divya Gupta (UCLA)
Omkant Pandey (UT Austin)
Abhishek Jain (MIT and BU)