Vipul Goyal


E-mail: vipul at 


Mailing Address:

Microsoft Research India

No. 9, Vigyan, Lavelle Road,

Bangalore - 560001






About Me.


I now am a researcher at Microsoft Research Lab, India. I am a member of Cryptography and Complexity, and, Security and Privacy research groups.


I was a student of Rafail Ostrovsky and Amit Sahai at UCLA and graduated in 2010. During this period, I also spend 3 summers at various Microsoft Research labs in the US and a semester at IPAM.


I am spending summer 2015 at the Simons institute in UC Berkeley.



Research Interests. Cryptography, Security and Privacy, Algorithms and Complexity



Positions: I am always looking for candidates for Research Fellows, intern and postdoc positions. Research Fellowship (RF) is a 1-2 year pre-PhD research program (our past RF candidates and interns have typically gone on to do PhDs from top universities). Please email me directly if you are interested.


List of past RFs and Interns



Upcoming Program Committees. Eurocrypt 2016, Indocrypt 2015, Bangalore (Program Co-chair), ACM CCS 2015,



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)








Program Committees.




Past / Current:




Brief Bio.


Dr. Vipul Goyal is a researcher in the Cryptography and Complexity group at Microsoft Research Lab, India. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Univ of California, Los Angeles in 2010. At UCLA, he won honors such as a Microsoft Research graduate fellowship, and, Google outstanding graduate student award. He received his B.Tech. in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi.


Dr. Goyal was named to the Forbes magazine 30 under 30 list of globally influential 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, IISc. He has served on program committees of flagship crypto conferences such as Crypto, Eurocrypt and TCC. He has published over 50 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 interested in both theoretical and applied cryptography (and in theoretical computer science in general). He has worked on topics such as cryptographic protocols, man-in-the-middle attacks, zero-knowledge proofs, and, pairing based cryptography.



Research Fellows:


Ashutosh Kumar (Microsoft): Aug 2015 to -

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

Prabhanjan Ananth (IISc): July 2011 to April 2013



PhD Interns:


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)



Sabbatical visitors:


Omkant Pandey (UT Austin)

Abhishek Jain (MIT and BU)