Vivek Goyal

Dr. Goyal received the B.S. degree in mathematics and the B.S.E. degree in electrical engineering (both with highest distinction) from the University of Iowa, where he received the John Briggs Memorial Award for the top undergraduate across all colleges. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, where in 1998, he received the Eliahu Jury Award for outstanding achievement in systems, communications, control, or signal processing.

He was a Research Assistant in the Laboratoire de Communications Audiovisuelles at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1996. He worked in the Mathematics of Communications Research Department of Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies as an intern in 1997 and again as a Member of Technical Staff from 1998 to 2001. From 2001 to 2003 he was a Senior Research Engineer for Digital Fountain, Inc., Fremont, CA. He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2004 and currently holds an Esther and Harold E. Edgerton chair.  His research interests include source coding theory, quantization, sampling, and computational imaging.

Dr. Goyal is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, Eta Kappa Nu, and SIAM. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and he served a six-year term on the IEEE Signal Processing Society’s Image and Multiple Dimensional Signal Processing Technical Committee.  He serves on several technical program committees and as a permanent Co-Chair of the SPIE Wavelets conference series.

He was awarded the 2002 IEEE Signal Processing Society Magazine Award for “Multiple Description Coding: Compression Meets the Network” and an NSF CAREER Award. He is a faculty co-author on two papers that have won the Capocelli Prize of the IEEE Data Compression Conference.  He is a a co-author of the forthcoming textbook Fourier and Wavelet Signal Processing. He was a plenary speaker at IEEE Data Compression Conference 2009, IEEE Multimedia Signal Processing Workshop 2009, and INSPIRE Conference on Information Representation and Estimation 2010, and he will be a plenary speaker at EUSIPCO 2012.