Jonathan Katz

University of Maryland


Jonathan Katz is a professor of computer science at the University of Maryland, where he is also director of the Maryland Cybersecurity Center. His research interests lie broadly in the fields of cryptography, privacy, and the science of cybersecurity, and he is a co-author of the widely used textbook "Introduction to Modern Cryptography," now in its second edition. Katz was a member of the DARPA Computer Science Study Group in 2009-2010 and, since then, has worked with a number of government agencies on topics relating to cryptography, cybersecurity, and privacy-preserving technologies. He currently serves on the steering committee for the IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative as well as on the State of Maryland Cybersecurity Council. Katz received a Humboldt Award in 2015, and the University of Maryland Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award in 2017.