Jonathan Katz is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, and director of the Maryland Cybersecurity Center. He received his undergraduate degrees from MIT in 1996, and a PhD from Columbia University in 2002. He has held visiting appointments at UCLA (Los Angeles, CA), Ecole Normale Superieure (Paris, France), and IBM (Hawthorne, NY).
<p>Prof. Katz's research interests lie broadly in the areas of cryptography, privacy, and computer and network security, with his most recent work focusing on secure multi-party computation, database privacy, and the science of cybersecurity. He has co-authored the popular undergraduate textbook "Introduction to Modern Cryptography" (CRC Press, 2007) and a monograph on digital signature schemes (Springer, 2010). He has previously given tutorials on cryptography for audiences in industry, academia, and government.</p>