Matthew D. Green, an associate professor of computer science and member of the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute, is a nationally recognized expert on applied cryptography and cryptographic engineering. His research includes techniques for privacy-enhanced information storage, anonymous payment systems, and bilinear map-based cryptography. He is one of the creators of the Zerocash protocol, which is used by the Zcash cryptocurrency, and a founder of an encryption startup Zeutro. He is the author of a popular blog, “A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering,” and he has more than 99K followers on Twitter.

Green was formerly a partner in Independent Security Evaluators, a custom security evaluation and design consultancy. From 1999 to 2003, he served as a senior technical staff member at AT&T Laboratories/Research in Florham Park, NJ.

He received his BMus in Technology of Music and Related Arts and a BA in Computer Science, both at Oberlin College in 1998; and an MS and PhD in Computer Science at the Johns Hopkins University in 2005 and 2008.