Vipul Goyal

Carnegie Mellon University

Associate Professor


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.

Research Areas

Cryptography, Security & Privacy, Theoretical Computer Science


Published Honest Majority MPC with Constant Online Communication ACM CCS 2022 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.