Professor Jonathan Katz establishes partnership with PlatON

With alumnus Xiao Wang (PhD'18), he will build protocols for secure multiparty computation

Announcement from the Maryland Cybersecurity Center

Jonathan Katz, a professor of computer science and director of the Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2) who also holds an appointment in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), is working with a former MC2 graduate student and an international startup to design and build protocols for secure multi-party computation (MPC).

MPC protocols allow a group of parties—each holding their own private input—to compute an arbitrary function of their collective inputs in a distributed fashion, without revealing any additional information about the parties’ inputs.

Katz is collaborating on the project with Xiao Wang, who received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Maryland in 2018, and algorithm experts from PlatON, a pioneering global privacy-preserving computing network that is based in Hong Kong.

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