Vice President-Cryptography Engineering, Secure Channels Inc
Jonathan Katz joins Secure Channels as the VP, Cryptography Engineering. Jonathon is a professor of computer science at the University of Maryland, and director of the Maryland Cybersecurity Center. His research interests lie broadly in the fields of cryptography, privacy, and the science of cybersecurity. He is a co-author of the widely used textbook "Introduction to Modern Cryptography," now in its second edition, as well as a monograph on digital signature schemes. He has served as the program chair for the annual Crypto conference and as an editor for the Journal of Cryptology, and is a member of the steering committee for the IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative and the State of Maryland Cybersecurity Council.
Katz received an undergraduate degree in mathematics from MIT, and a PhD in
computer science from Columbia University. He received an NSF CAREER award in 2005, was a member of the DARPA Computer Science Study Group from 2009-2010,
and received a Humboldt Research Award in 2015. He has held visiting appointments
at UCLA, the École Normale Supérieure (Paris, France), and the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center