Dr. Goyal received the B.S. degree in mathematics and the B.S.E. degree in electrical engineering 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 worked in the Mathematics of Communications Research Department of Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies from 1998 to 2001. From 2001 to 2003 he was a Senior Research Engineer for Digital Fountain, Inc., Fremont, CA. He joined MIT in 2004.
Dr. Goyal 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 papers that won the Capocelli Prize of the IEEE Data Compression Conference in 2006 and 2011 and a paper that won 1st Prize in the Student Paper Contest at the IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop in 2012. He is a a co-author of the forthcoming textbooks “Foundations of Signal Processing” and “Fourier and Wavelet Signal Processing.” He was a plenary speaker at IEEE Data Compression Conference 2009, IEEE Multimedia Signal Processing Workshop 2009, INSPIRE Conference on Information Representation and Estimation 2010, and EUSIPCO 2012. He serves on several technical program committees and as a permanent Co-Chair of the SPIE Wavelets and Sparsity conference series.