Jonathan Katz is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and was the director of the Maryland Cybersecurity Center from 2013 to 2019. An expert in cryptography and computer security, Katz has published more than 100 scientific articles and two books, including a widely used undergraduate textbook on cryptography. Among other things, he is interested in post-quantum cryptography and provable security against quantum algorithms. Katz holds undergraduate degrees in mathematics and chemistry from MIT, did graduate work in physical chemistry at Columbia University, and received a doctoral degree in computer science from Columbia University. Jonathan Katz was a professor and Eminent Scholar in Cybersecurity in the Department of Computer Science of the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University from 2019 to 2020.