Charalampos Papamanthou is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Yale. Before Yale, he was the Director of the Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2) 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.
He works on applied cryptography and computer security—and especially on technologies, systems and theory for secure and private cloud computing. He has received the NSF CAREER award, the Google Faculty Research Award, the Yahoo! Faculty Research Engagement Award, the NetApp Faculty Fellowship, the UMD Invention of the Year Award, the Jimmy Lin Award for Invention, the George Corcoran Award for Excellence in Teaching and was also finalist for the 2020 Facebook Privacy Research award. His research has been funded by federal agencies (NSF, NIST and NSA) and by the industry (Google, Yahoo!, NetApp, VMware, Amazon and Ergo). His PhD 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 over 8,500 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.