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Jonathan Katz

Professor and Director, Maryland Cybersecurity Center
College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
Primary Expertise: 
Computer Science

Jonathan Katz is director of the Maryland Cybersecurity Center and a professor in the Department of Computer Science. He also has a joint appointment in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies. 

Katz's research interests lie broadly in the areas of cryptography, computer and network security and complexity theory, with his most recent work focusing on secure multi-party computation, database privacy and the science of cybersecurity. He has co-authored the textbook Introduction to Modern Cryptography (2007), which has been used by colleges and universities throughout the world and published more than 100 scientific articles. He has also done extensive consulting work for U.S. government agencies and private corporations, mostly involving cryptographic protocols and algorithms.

Ph.D. Computer Science, Columbia University
M.Phil. Computer Science, Columbia University
M.A. Chemistry, Columbia University
B.S. Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S. Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology