Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
areas of expertise: electrical engineering, signal processing, information theory, compression, harmonic analysis, sensor systems, magnetic resonance imaging, computational imaging
Vivek K. Goyal was born in Waterloo, Iowa. He received an SB in mathematics and the BSE degree in electrical engineering from the University of Iowa, receiving the John Briggs Memorial Award for the top undergraduate student across all colleges and departments. He received SM and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Before joining the MIT faculty, he was a member of technical staff in the Mathematics of Communications Research Department of Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies; and a senior research engineer for Digital Fountain. His research interests include source coding theory, sampling, quantization and information gathering and dispersal in networks.
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. He received the Eliahu Jury Award of the University of California, Berkeley, awarded to a graduate student or recent alumnus for outstanding achievement in systems, communications, control or signal processing. He was also awarded the 2002 IEEE Signal Processing Society Magazine Award and an NSF CAREER Award. He served a six-year term on the IEEE Signal Processing Society's Image and Multiple Dimensional Signal Processing Technical Committee and was a plenary speaker at IEEE Data Compression Conference and IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing. He is currently a permanent co-chair of the SPIE Wavelets conference series.
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