Faculty Expert Profile
- Associate Professor of Computer Science
- Whiting School of Engineering
- Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute
Matthew Green is a professor at the Johns Hopkins University's Information Security Institute. Green's research primarily focuses on applied cryptography. He explores 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 was formerly a partner in Independent Security Evaluators, a custom security evaluation and design consultancy and currently consults independently. From 1999-2003, he served as a senior technical staff member at AT&T Laboratories/Research in Florham Park, N.J.
His recent work includes developing privacy-preserving cryptographic protocols for implementing anonymous electronic cash and identification. He has also developed protocols that allow users to access databases without revealing which data they are accessing. Additionally, he has been working on new automation techniques to assist in the design and deployment of advanced cryptographic protocols.
He has recently published essays in The New Yorker magazine and Slate.com.