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Vipul Goyal



E-mail: vipul at 



Associate Professor

Computer Science Department

Carnegie Mellon University


Office: 7009, Gates Center for Computer Science



About Me.


I am a faculty in the Computer Science Department at CMU. Before that, I spent 7 happy years at Microsoft Research, India. Even before that, I got my PhD from UCLA where I was advised by Rafi Ostrovsky and Amit Sahai.


I am part of the large and diverse CMU theory group. I am also part of the CMU Crypto group (webpage under construction).



Research Interests. Cryptography, Security & Privacy, Theoretical Computer Science



Positions: I am actively looking for postdocs and Ph.D. students to join my group. Please email me if you are interested



Current Students and Postdocs.


PhD students: Yifan Song, Francisco Maturana

Postdocs: Nils Fleischhacker (joint postdoc with Abhishek Jain)


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.





Spring 2018: Introduction to Cryptography

Fall 2017: Special Topics in Cryptography: A seminar course on Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies



Upcoming Program Committees. Crypto 2017, Indocrypt 2017



Brief Bio


















See a follow up by Chattopadhyay-Zuckerman and comments by Oded Goldreich


















Merged with this paper by S. Dov Gordon, Jonathan Katz, Feng-Hao Liu, Elaine Shi, and, Hong-Sheng Zhou





Invited to 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

See article in MIT Technology Review and Other media coverage



Founding Cryptography on Tamper-Proof Hardware Tokens

TCC 2010
Invited to Journal of Cryptology


Appeared in 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)





Winner of 2016 ACM CCS Test of Time Award


A new protocol to counter online dictionary attacks.

Computers & Security Journal



Program Committees.





Brief Bio.


Vipul Goyal is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at CMU. Previously, he was a researcher in the Cryptography and Complexity group at Microsoft Research, India. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Univ 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 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 60 technical papers at top conferences in cryptography such as at Crypto, Eurocrypt, STOC, FOCS, and, ACM CCS. He also holds 2 international patents.


He is broadly interested in all areas of cryptography (and in theoretical computer science in general).


Students at Microsoft Research India:


Research Fellows:


Ashutosh Kumar (Microsoft): Aug 2015 to Dec 2016

Aayush Jain (IIT Delhi): July 2013 to Aug 2015

Prabhanjan Ananth (IISc): July 2011 to April 2013



PhD Interns:


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)



Undergraduate Interns:


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)