Dr. Puneet Goyal

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

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Biography

Puneet Goyal received the B.Tech. and M.Tech. degrees (dual degree) in 2006 in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Delhi, where he also received Institute Silver Medal in 2006. He received his Ph.D degree in 2010 in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University, USA. Then, he served as Senior Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Labs, San Ramon, CA for some time, before returning to India few years back. Currently, he is serving as Assistant Professor at IIT Ropar. He has teaching experience for around 5 years and he has guided many students to perform remarkably well in several reputed technical contests (like Microsoft Imagine Cup National Finals 2014). His research area is multidisciplinary which includes electronic imaging systems, image processing, security and analytics. He has been already granted two U.S. Patents, and has also recently filed couple of patents in India and abroad. He is member of IEEE and also an active reviewer for many reputed journals including IEEE Transactions on Image Processing.

Areas of Research

Electronic Imaging Systems, Image Processing, Halftoning & Printer Models, Security, Analytics and Digital Education.

Education

Ph.D - Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA (2006-2010)
B.Tech and M.Tech - Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India (2001-2006)

Selected Publications/Patents

Publications:

 P. Goyal and J. P. Allebach, “Print Quality Assessment For Stochastic Clustered-Dot Halftones Using Compactness Measures”, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (IEEE-ICIP), Sep 25-28, 2016, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

P. Goyal, M. Gupta, C. Staelin, M. Fischer, O. Shacham, and J. P. Allebach, "Clustered-Dot Halftoning With Direct Binary Search", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (IEEE-TIP), vol. 22, pp. 473–487, 2013. (Impact factor: 3.625) (Accepted in first review itself. Reviewers rated the work as very novel and recommended favorably.)

P. Goyal, M. Gupta, C. Staelin, M. Fischer, O. Shacham, T. Kashti and J. P. Allebach, “Electro-Photographic Model based Stochastic Clustered-Dot Halftoning with Direct Binary Search”, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (IEEE-ICIP), Sep 11-14, 2011, Brussels, Belgium.

M. Gupta, P. Goyal, C. Staelin, M. Fischer, O. Shacham, and J. P. Allebach, “Stochastic Clustered dot screen design”, HP TechCon’ 11, 3-6 April, 2011, Orlando, Florida, USA (HP TechCon is a very prestigious conference event inside HP. Typically, its acceptance rate is only about 10%).

M. Gupta, P. Goyal,  C. Staelin, M. Fischer, T. Kashti, O. Shacham, and J. P. Allebach, “Stochastic clustered-dot screen design for improved smoothness”, Proceedings IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, Color Imaging XVI: Displaying, Hardcopy, Processing, and Applications, Jan. 22-26, 2011, San Francisco, California, USA.

P. Goyal, M. Gupta, C. Staelin, M. Fischer, O. Shacham, and J. P. Allebach, “Cost function analysis for stochastic clustered-dot halftoning based on direct binary search”, Proceedings IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, Color Imaging XVI: Displaying, Hardcopy, Processing, and Applications, Jan. 22-26, 2011, San Francisco, California, USA.

P. Goyal, M. Gupta, D. Shaked, C. Staelin, M. Fischer, O. Shacham, R. Jodra and J. P. Allebach, “Electro-photographic-model-based halftoning”, Proceedings IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, Color  Imaging XV:  Displaying, Hardcopy, Processing, and Applications, Jan. 17-21, 2010, San Jose, California, USA.

Patents Filed/Granted :

P. Goyal, N. Khanna, Radheyshyam,  and J. Chauhan, “Secure Authentication using dynamic passcodes”,  Indian Patent Application 2646/DEL/2014,  Sep.  15, 2015.

P. Goyal, N. Khanna, Radheyshyam,  and J. Chauhan, “Secure Authentication using dynamic passcodes”,  Canada Patent Application 2904646,  Sep.  15, 2015.

P. Goyal and N. Khanna, “A System and Method for Security Enhancement”, Indian Patent Application 2247/DEL/2014,  Aug. 07, 2014.

P. Goyal and N. Khanna, “A System and Method for Security Enhancement”, U.S. Patent Application 14/809746,  July 27, 2015.

P. Goyal and N. Khanna, “A System and Method for Security Enhancement”, Canada Patent Application 2899803, Aug. 06, 2015.

O. Shacham, J. Allebach, D. Shaked, C. Staelin, M. Fischer, P. Goyal, M. Gupta, and T. Kashti, “Method and System for Enhancing a Digital Halftone Representation for Printing”, U.S. Patent 8537423, Sep. 17, 2013.

O. Shacham, J. Allebach, M. Gupta, C. Staelin, M. Fischer, P. Goyal, and T. Kashti, “Clustered halftone generation”, U.S. Patent 8576448, Nov. 05, 2013. 

Other Information

Address:
Office #349, Academic Block,
Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
IIT Ropar, Nangal road, Rupnagar 140001,
Ropar, Punjab, India

Awards:
· All India Rank 157 in the IIT-JEE 2001 among around 150,000 aspirants.

· Institute Silver Medalist for highest CGPA in Dual Degree, Computer Science & Engineering, IIT Delhi, 2006

· Best Internship Award at IBM-India Research Labs, Delhi for work during May-Jul 2004.

· Faculty Mentor of B. Tech students’ team Indus that won the 3rd prize in Microsoft Imagine Cup National Finals 2014, under World Citizenship category. 60000 student innovators from 25 Indian states had contested in it.

· Best Research Mentor Award 2015 (including a cash prize of Rs 1 lacs) at Graphic Era University, Dehradun.

Message for Prospective Research Students/Entrepreneurs
Some of the projects that I am recently looking forward to are as follows: Multispectral image-demosiacing, Printer models, Image Forensics, Print Quality metrics, Developing Usable security solutions,  Using hard AI problems for enhancing security,  etc. I am also open to other related projects either relevant to industry or having applications to societal needs. Interested IIT students may contact me via email. IIT students interested in entrepreneurship etc are also most welcome for discussion.