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Charalampos Papamanthou, Ph.D., is the co-director of the Yale Applied Cryptography Laboratory and an associate professor of computer science at Yale University. Previously, he was the director of the Maryland Cybersecurity Center and an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he joined in 2013 after a postdoc at UC Berkeley.
Papamanthou works on applied cryptography and computer security -- especially on technologies, systems, and theory for secure and private cloud computing. In 2022, he received the ACM CCS Test-of-Time Award for his work on searchable encryption. He has also received the JP Morgan Faculty Research Award, an NSF CAREER award, the Google Faculty Research Award, the Yahoo! Faculty Research Engagement Award, the NetApp Faculty Fellowship (twice), the UMD Invention of the Year Award, the Jimmy Lin Award for Invention, and the George Corcoran Award for Excellence in Teaching. He was also a finalist for the 2020 Facebook Privacy Research award.
Papamanthou's research has been funded by federal agencies (NSF, NIST, and NSA) and by the industry (JP Morgan, Google, Yahoo!, NetApp, VMware, Amazon, Algorand, Ergo, Ethereum, and Protocol Labs). His Ph.D. is in computer science from Brown University (2011) and he also holds an MSc in computer science from the University of Crete (2005), where he was a member of ICS-FORTH. His work has received more than 10,000 citations and he has published in venues and journals spanning theoretical and applied cryptography, systems and database security, graph algorithms and visualization, and operations research.