Signal Transformation and Information Representation Group :: Professor Vivek K Goyal
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  Current Group Members
Professor Vivek K Goyal

Vivek K Goyal

Vivek 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, Iowa City. 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. (more ...)


Shash Bharadwaj
Graduate Student

Shashwath received his undergraduate degree in computer science engineering from PES University, Bengaluru, in 2017 and completed his MS in energy and material sciences from the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), Quebec, in 2020. He is currently a Ph.D. student at BU.


Vaibhav Choudhary
Graduate Student

Vaibhav received his undergraduate degree in electronics and communication engineering from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi, in 2018 and completed his MS in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University in 2021. He is currently a Ph.D. student at BU.


Unay Dorken Gallastegi
Graduate Student

Unay received his undergraduate degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Bilkent University in 2019. He is currently a Ph.D. student at BU.


Minxu Peng
Graduate Student

Minxu received her undergraduate degree from Nankai University in 2016. She is currently a Ph.D. student at BU.


Hoover Rueda-Chacon
Postdoctoral Associate

Hoover received the M.Sc. and PhD. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Delaware in 2015 and 2017, sponsored by a Fulbright scholarship. He has been a postdoctoral researcher at BU since January 2021 and will join the Industrial University of Santander as an Assistant Professor of Systems Engineering and Informatics in Fall 2022.


Sheila W. Seidel
Graduate Student

Sheila received the MS in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 2016. She is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree at BU as a Draper Fellow.


Luisa Watkins
Undergraduate Student

Luisa joined the STIR group in January 2020. She was named a Clare Boothe Luce Scholar for summer 2020.



  Past Group Members

Demba E. Ba
Nonlinear Transform Coding with Lossless Polar Coordinates, S.M. thesis, MIT, 2006

Demba graduated with honors with a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. As a member of STIR, he investigated the use of integer-to-integer transform coding for non-Gaussian sources. (more ...)


Aniruddha Bhargava
Visiting Student

Aniruddha received a Bachelor's degree from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland. As an undergraduate student, he worked with Slyvain Pelissier on factorization of large numbers using the elliptic curve factorization method. (more ...)


Rishabh Bose
High School Student

Rishabh was a research intern with STIR in Summer 2019 as part of the Boston University Research in Science & Engineering (RISE) Program. He was a 2020 Regeneron Science Talent Search Top 300 Scholar for his project completed with STIR.


Woohyuk Chang
Postdoctoral Associate


Shubhang Chaudhary
Undergraduate Student

Shubhang joined the STIR group in January 2012 as a visitor from the SRM Institute of Technology, India. Shubhang had been previously worked on a robotics project in the MIT CSAIL. His primary research interests are digital systems, robotics and electronics circuit-based applications.


Andrea Colaço
Compact and Low-Power Computational 3D Sensors for Gestural Input, Ph.D. thesis, MIT, 2014


Jeff Craley
Low Ion Dose Imaging in the Helium Ion Microscope Under Neyman Type A Statistics, M.S. thesis, BU, 2015

Jeff received a B.S. in aerospace engineering and a B.A. in English literature from Virginia Tech in 2011. After completing his M.S. in the STIR group, he moved to Johns Hopkins University to pursue a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering.


Alyson Fletcher
Research Affiliate

Currently an Associate Professor of Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Electrical and Computer Engineering at UCLA.


Behnam Jafarpour
Reconstruction of Channelized Features in Geological Media Using Sparsity Constraints, S.M. thesis, MIT, 2008

Behnam completed his S.M. in electrical engineering and computer science with STIR while pursuing his Ph.D. in civil engineering. He is currently a Professor of Chemical Engineering and Material Science with joint appointments in the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering departments at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.


Byeungwoo Jeon
Visiting Scientist

BJ received the B.S. degree (Magna Cum Laude) in 1985 and the M.S. degree in 1987 from the Department of Electronics Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, and the Ph.D. degree from the School of Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, ... (more ...)


Ulugbek Kamilov
Optimal Quantization for Sparse Reconstruction with Relaxed Belief Propagation, M.S. thesis, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, 2011

Ulugbek was a visiting graduate student from the Communication Systems department of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). He joined STIR in September 2010 to work on his master's thesis on the topics of compressive sensing, quantization, ... (more ...)


Ahmed Kirmani
Computational Time-Resolved Imaging, Ph.D. thesis, MIT, 2015

Kirmani received his undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Computing from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi in 2008. He received his S.M. degree in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT in 2010. He started collaborating with the STIR group ... (more ...)


Julius Kusuma
Economical Sampling of Parametric Signals, Ph.D. thesis, MIT, 2006

Julius received his B.S.E.E. with highest distinction from Purdue University and M.S.E.E. from the University of California, Berkeley. He won the Rappaport Scholarship while at Purdue and the Demetri Angelakos Award while at UC Berkeley. In July 2001, Julius was ... (more ...)


Yanting Ma
Postdoctoral Researcher

Yanting received her Ph.D. in electrical engineering, with a minor in applied mathematics, from North Carolina State University in 2017. She is now a Principal Research Scientist with Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory.


Safa C. Medin
Undergraduate Student

Safa was an undergraduate researcher in the STIR group in Summer 2017 and Summer 2018. Safa subsequently moved to MIT to pursue a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science.


Jonathan Mei
Algorithms for 3D Time-of-Flight Imaging, M.Eng. thesis, MIT, 2013

Jonathan joined the STIR Group in January 2012 as a UROP working on new 3D sensing techniques. He stayed with the group through the completion of his M.Eng. thesis before moving to Carnegie Mellon University to pursue a Ph.D.


Vinith Misra
Functional Quantization, M.Eng. thesis, MIT, 2008

Vinith completed his M.Eng. degree in STIR in June 2008 and subsequently moved to Stanford to complete his Ph.D. He served as a technical consultant for HBO's Silicon Valley and current works for Netflix.


Vahid Montazerhodjat
Photon-Limited Time of Flight Depth Acquisition: New Parametric Model and Its Analysis, S.M. thesis, MIT, 2013

Vahid received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with honors from Sharif University of Technology in 2010. Vahid was the recipient of the Irwin Mark Jacobs and Joan Klein Jacobs Presidential Fellowship at MIT for the 2010-'11 academic year. (more ...)


John Murray-Bruce
Postdoctoral Researcher

John received his Ph.D. in electrical and electronic engineering from Imperial College London in 2016, where he was awarded the Maurice Hancock Prize in 2008 and the Institute of Engineering and Technology Prize for ‘best all-round performance’ in 2012. He is now an Assistant Profesor of computer science and engineering at the University of South Florida.


Ha Nguyen
Generalizations of Permutation Source Codes, S.M. thesis, MIT, 2009

Ha received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with distinction from Hanoi University of Education in Hanoi, Viet Nam. He received his masters degree from MIT in 2009. Before coming to MIT, Ha worked as a researcher for the Information Technology ... (more ...)


Ricky D. Nguyen
Rate Control and Bit Allocation for JPEG Transcoding, M.Eng. thesis, MIT, 2007


Ruby Pai
Nonadaptive Lossy Encoding of Sparse Signals, M.Eng. thesis, MIT, 2006

Ruby completed her Bachelors in Electrical Engineering at MIT and earned her M.Eng. degree in the summer of 2006.


Joshua Rapp
Probabilistic Modeling for Single-Photon Lidar, Ph.D. thesis, BU, 2020

Josh received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering (summa cum laude) from Tufts University in 2014. His Ph.D., completed as a Draper Fellow, was awarded the 2020 BU Outstanding Electrical Engineering Dissertation Award and the 2021 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best PhD Dissertation Award.


Joong Bum Rhim
Quantization of Prior Probabilities in Bayesian Group Decision-Making, S.M. thesis, MIT, 2010
Aggregation and Influence in Teams of Imperfect Decision Makers, Ph.D. thesis, MIT, 2014

Joong Bum received his B.S. degree, summa cum laude with honors, in Electrical Engineering from KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea, in 2008. At KAIST, he worked in the Wireless Communication Laboratory (WICL) and the Communication Networks Laboratory (more ...)


Sundeep Rangan

Research Affiliate

Currently a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.


Charles Saunders
Occluder-Aided Non-Line-of-Sight Imaging, Ph.D. thesis, BU, 2021

Charlie received the M.Eng. in acoustical engineering from Southampton University in 2016. He is currently with Facebook Reality Lab.


Dongeek Shin
Computational 3D and Reflectivity Imaging with High Photon Efficiency, S.M. thesis, MIT, 2014
Computational Imaging with Small Numbers of Photons, Ph.D. thesis, MIT, 2016

Shin received undergraduate degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics, both with highest distinction, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012. His graduate studies in the STIR group were generously supported by the Samsung Scholarship Foundation.


Michael Snella
Drift Correction for Scanning-Electron Microscopy, M.Eng. thesis, MIT, 2010

Michael pursued undergraduate degrees in both electrical engineering and physics at MIT. He was a member of the STIR group as well as the Quantum Nanostructures and Nanofabrication group at RLE. His research prior to working to understand ... (more ...)


John Sun
Compressive Sensor Networks: Fundamental Limits and Algorithms, S.M. thesis, MIT, 2009
Quantization in Acquisition and Computation Networks, Ph.D. thesis, MIT, 2013

John received the B.S. degree with honors in electrical and computer engineering (summa cum laude) in 2007. He interned at NVIDIA and IBM TJ Watson Research Center. He received the best student paper award at IEEE Data Compression Conference in 2011, ... (more ...)


Lav Varshney
Optimal Information Storage: Nonsequential Sources and Neural Channels, S.M. thesis, MIT, 2006
Unreliable and Resource-Constrained Decoding, Ph.D. thesis, MIT, 2010

Lav received the B.S. degree with honors in electrical and computer engineering (magna cum laude) from Cornell University in 2004. His Ph.D. was completed as a National Science Foundation Gradudate Research Fellow. (more ...)


Daniel Weller
Mitigating Timing Noise in ADCs through Digital Post-Processing, S.M. thesis, MIT, 2008
Accelerating Magnetic Resonance Imaging by Unifying Sparse Models and Multiple Receivers, Ph.D. thesis, MIT, 2012

Daniel received the B.S. degree with honors in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2006. He was supported by a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship, and he was also a recipient of a ... (more ...)


Adam Zelinski
Improvements in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Excitation Pulse Design, Ph.D. thesis, MIT, 2008

Adam graduated with university and college honors from Carnegie Mellon University in December 2003 with a Master of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He received the E. M. Williams award at graduation (awarded by CMU's ... (more ...)



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