The CS department welcomes Jonathan Katz who will join the faculty this fall as professor of computer science and Eminent Scholar in Cybersecurity.

Dr. Katz received his PhD from Columbia University in 2002, and was on the faculty of the CS department at the University of Maryland in College Park.

Katz has served as the co-program chair for the annual Crypto conference and is currently serving as co-program chair for the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security as well as an editor of the Journal of Cryptology. He was a founding member of the steering committee for the IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative and also chair of the education subcommittee for the State of Maryland Cybersecurity Council.

Katz is a recipient of a Humboldt Research Award as well as the University of Maryland Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award. He was recently named an International Association for Cryptologic Research Fellow in recognition of "his broad contributions, especially in public-key encryption and cryptographic protocols, and for dedication to service and education."