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Name  Jonathan Katz
Fields  Cryptography
Role  Professor
Alma mater  Columbia University

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Books  Introduction to Modern Cryptography, Introduction to Modern Cryptogra, Digital Signatures
Similar People  Yehuda Lindell, Moti Yung, Zvi Galil

Institutions  University of Maryland
Residence  United States of America
Doctoral advisor  Zvi Galil, Moti Yung

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Jonathan Katz is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences where he conducts research on cryptography and cybersecurity. In 2013 he became director of the Maryland Cybersecurity Center at the University of Maryland.



Katz received BS degrees in mathematics and chemistry from MIT in 1996, followed by a master's degree in chemistry from Columbia University in 1998. After transferring to the computer science department, he received M.Phil. and PhD degrees in computer science from Columbia University in 2001 and 2002, respectively. While in graduate school, he worked as a research scientist at Telcordia Technologies (now ACS). He has been on the faculty of the University of Maryland since 2002.

He has held visiting positions at UCLA, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, and the Ecole Normale Superieure. He was a member of the DARPA Computer Science Study Group in 2009-2010. He also works as a consultant in the fields of cryptography and computer security.

He received the Humboldt Research Award to support collaborative research with colleagues in Germany during 2015.


Katz has worked on various aspects of cryptography, computer security, and theoretical computer science. His doctoral thesis was on designing protocols secure against man-in-the-middle attacks, most notably describing an efficient protocol for password-based authenticated key exchange. He has also worked in the areas of secure multi-party computation, public-key encryption, and digital signatures. He has served on the program committees of numerous conferences, and is currently an editor of the Journal of Cryptology, the premier journal of the field.

He has written two books: a textbook on modern cryptography (with Yehuda Lindell) that is used in many universities around the world, and a monograph on digital signature schemes.


  • Jonathan Katz and Yehuda Lindell (2007). Introduction to Modern Cryptography. Chapman and Hall. ISBN 978-1584885511.  According to WorldCat, the book is held in 310 libraries. The second edition of this book was published in 2014.
  • Jonathan Katz (2010). Digital Signatures. Springer. ISBN 978-0387277110.  According to WorldCat, the book is held in 348 libraries
  • Coeditor with Moti Yung of Applied Cryptography and Network Security: 5th International Conference, ACNS 2007, Zhuhai, China, June 5–8, 2007 : Proceedings. Berlin: Springer, 2007.
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