Vipul Goyal is an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon. Previously, he spent seven years working as a researcher in the Cryptography and Complexity group at Microsoft Research, India. He is a winner of several honors including a 2016 ACM CCS test of time award, a JP Morgan Faculty Fellowship, a Microsoft Research graduate fellowship, and a Google outstanding graduate student award. He was named to Forbes Magazine's 30 under 30 list of people changing science and healthcare in 2013. Goyal has published over 80 technical papers at top conferences in cryptography such as at Crypto, Eurocrypt, STOC, FOCS, and ACM CCS.

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2009 Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of California, Los Angeles

2004 B.Tech. in Computer Science, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi


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CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

CyLab names 2019 Presidential Fellows

Each year, CyLab awards Presidential Fellowships to high-achieving exemplary graduate students researching topics around security and privacy. This year's Fellows have been announced.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

CyLab researchers create tool to help prevent cyberattacks on vehicles

CyLab's Sekar Kulandaivel and colleagues have developed a network-mapping tool to help keep vehicles protected from cyberattacks. The tool meticulously maps a car's network in under 30 minutes on less than $50 worth of hardware.

Pittsburgh Business Times

Panat, Goyal, and Hong discuss cybersecurity with PBT

CyLab’s Rahul Panat, Vipul Goyal, and Jason Hong were recently quoted by Pittsburgh Business Times about the cybersecurity projects they are working on. Believing that blockchain can help secure the energy grid, Panat and Goyal are planning to create a complete prototype of the eight-node blockchain system. Meanwhile, Hong is designing an IoT Hub prototype, a system that would manage the security of all IoT devices in a home or business.

CMU Engineering

Securing the energy grid with blockchains

The US Department of Energy has awarded two Carnegie Mellon researchers a $400,000 grant to strengthen grid security using blockchain technology.


CyLab’s Vipul Goyal on HTC’s new “blockchain phone”

WIRED interviewed CyLab’s Vipul Goyal about HTC’s new blockchain phone. “A private key protected by special hardware architecture and OS interface can be far more secure than one stored by a wallet app downloaded from an app store,” said Goyal, who also added that another advantage of blockchain phones is battery efficiency.