Jonathan Katz

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Ph.D. (with distinction) Columbia University
Special Awards/Honors: 
National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award

Jonathan Katz is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and a Fellow in the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS).

His research interests lie broadly in the areas of cryptography, computer and network security, and complexity theory. He has co-authored the textbook, "Introduction to Modern Cryptography," now in its third edition (CRC Press, 2020), and a monograph on digital signature schemes (Springer, 2010).

Katz received undergraduate degrees in chemistry and mathematics from MIT in 1996, and a doctorate in computer science from Columbia University in 2002. He has held visiting appointments at UCLA, the École normale supérieure (Paris, France), and IBM (Hawthorne, NY). He has received numerous awards, including an Alexander von Humboldt Research Award, a UMD Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award, and an ACM SIGSAC Outstanding Contribution Award. He was named a fellow of the IACR in 2019, and a fellow of the ACM in 2021.

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