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Charalampos (Babis) Papamanthou

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Institute for Advanced Computer Studies
Director, Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2)
Affiliate Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science
University of Maryland, College Park

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5224 Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering
University of Maryland, College Park 
College Park MD 20742

cpap at umd.edu

about

My research at the Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2) focuses on computer security and applied cryptography. In particular some of my current projects include verifiable and privacy-preserving computations, with applications to cloud computing security, leakage-abuse attacks on searchable encryption systems, private and scalable blockchains and cryptocurrencies, as well as building real-world privacy-preserving systems. My work is partially supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Security Agency, Google, Yahoo!, NetApp and Amazon.

I am always looking for bright and self-motivated students that wish to do research on computer security and applied cryptography. Feel free to contact me if you are interested.

awards
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2017.
  • NetApp Faculty Fellowship, 2016.
  • Google Faculty Research Award, 2015.
  • Yahoo! Faculty Research and Engagement Program Fellowship, 2015.
  • University of Maryland George Corcoran Award for Teaching, 2015.
  • University of Maryland Invention of the Year Award, 2013.
  • current students
  • Giorgos Tsimos, ECE PhD, September 2019-current.
  • Shravan Srinivasan, CS PhD, June 2018-current.
  • Rajdeep Talapatra, ECE PhD, September 2016-current.
  • Ioannis Demertzis, ECE PhD, September 2015-current.
  • alumni
  • 2018, Yupeng Zhang (ECE PhD, co-advised with Jonathan Katz). Now faculty at Texas A&M.
  • 2018, Ahmed Kosba, (CS PhD, co-advised with Elaine Shi). Now faculty at Alexandria University.
  • 2018, Ciara Lynton (ECE MSc). Now Systems Engineer at Boeing.
  • 2018, Daniel Genkin (postdoc). Now faculty at University of Michigan.
  • 2017, Dimitris Papadopoulos (postdoc). Now faculty at Honk Kong University of Science and Technology.
  • teaching
  • Spring 2020: ENEE 351: Algorithms and Data Structures and ENEE 101: Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering (cybersecurity section)
  • Fall 2019: ENPM809V: Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies and ENEE 101: Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering (cybersecurity section)
  • Spring 2019: ENEE 101: Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering (cybersecurity section)
  • Fall 2018: ENEE 457: Computer Systems Security and ENEE 101: Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering (cybersecurity section)
  • Spring 2018: ENEE 759-F/CMSC 818-C: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Technologies and ENEE 101: Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering (cybersecurity section)
  • Fall 2017: ENEE 101: Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering (cybersecurity section)
  • Spring 2017: ENEE 351: Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Fall 2016: ENEE 457: Computer Systems Security
  • Spring 2016: ENEE 351: Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Fall 2015: ENEE 457: Computer Systems Security
  • Spring 2015: ENEE 244: Digital Logic Design
  • Fall 2014: ENEE 457: Computer Systems Security
  • Spring 2014: ENEE 759-L/CMSC 818-L: Cloud Computing Security
  • Fall 2013: ENEE 457: Computer Systems Security
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