Juan Garay is a professor at Texas A&M University's Computer Science & Engineering Department. After receiving his Ph.D. in computer science from Penn State, he was a postdoc at the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel) and held research positions at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Bell Labs, AT&T Labs--ResearcH and Yahoo Research. Garay's research interests include both foundational and applied aspects of cryptography and information security. He has published extensively in the areas of cryptography, network security, distributed computing and algorithms. He has been involved in the design, analysis and implementation of a variety of secure systems and is the recipient of over two dozen patents. Garay has served on program committees of numerous conferences and international panels, including co-chairing Crypto 2013 and 2014, the discipline's premier conference. He is a fellow of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR).