Katz Named IACR Fellow

Katz Named IACR Fellow

Katz Named IACR Fellow

Jonathan Katz, a professor of computer science and director of the Maryland Cybersecurity Center, has been elected a 2019 Fellow of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR).

The award recognizes outstanding IACR members for technical and professional contributions that advance the science, technology, and practice of cryptology and related fields.

The IACR is a nonprofit organization devoted to supporting the promotion of the science of cryptology. In recognizing Katz for its prestigious Fellows status, the IACR noted his “broad contributions, especially in public-key encryption and cryptographic protocols, and for dedication to service and education.”

Katz says he is honored to be recognized by the IACR.

“This is a dream come true,” he says. “I have the greatest respect for the IACR community, and many of the other IACR Fellows were my role models when I began working in this field. I am truly honored to be named an IACR Fellow alongside them.”

Katz and the five other researchers named 2019 IACR Fellows will be formally recognized at one of the three IACR General Conferences held this year.

This latest award for Katz, who has an appointment in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, adds to his reputation as a leading figure in cryptography. He has previously received a National Science Foundation CAREER award, a University of Maryland Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award, and a Humboldt Research Award in recognition of his work.

—Story by Melissa Brachfeld

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