Annie Antón

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Annie Antón
Annie Antòn.jpg
Antón in 2010
Alma materGeorgia Tech
Known forThePrivacyPlace.Org
Spouse(s)Peter Swire
AwardsNSF CAREER Award
Scientific career
FieldsComputer science;
mathematical logic;
InstitutionsGeorgia Tech
North Carolina State University

Annie Antón is Chair of Georgia Tech's School of Interactive Computing within its College of Computing.[1] From 1998 to 2012, Antón served as a professor of software engineering at North Carolina State University.[1] She is the founder and director of, a research center devoted to issues of privacy protection in information systems.[2] She is known for her research, and for her service in several significant advisory positions in industry and government.

Early life and education[edit]

Annie I. Antón is a Cuban American.[3] She attended St. Pius X Catholic High School in Atlanta, where she was named a distinguished alumna in 2007.[4] She overcame both dyslexia and attention deficit disorder and continued on to college, eventually receiving her B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, finishing in 1997.[5] She was active in several student organizations, including as a student member of the Georgia Tech National Advisory Board and was an honorary member of the ANAK Society.[6]


After a year on the faculty of the University of South Florida, Professor Antón joined the faculty at North Carolina State University in 1998.[7] There, her research and teaching interests were in software engineering (especially requirements engineering), information security, privacy and public policy. In 2012, Professor Antón left NCSU to become Chair of Georgia Tech's School of Interactive Computing.[8]

Professor Antón is the founder and director of, a research group of students and faculty at NCSU, Georgia Tech, and Purdue University.[2] She is leading this group in the development of technology to assist practitioners and policy makers in meeting the challenge of eliciting and expressing policies (a form of requirements). These tools help ensure that privacy policies are aligned with the software systems that they govern.

Boards and Advisory Positions[edit]

Selected Honors[edit]

  • 2000 NSF CAREER Award[20]
  • 2002 Computing Research Association Digital Government Fellow[21]
  • 2003 NCSU College of Engineering Pride of the Wolfpack Award[22]
  • 2005 CSO (Chief Security Officer) Magazine's Woman of Influence in the Public Sector Award[23]
  • 2009 ACM Distinguished Scientist[13]
  • 2015 Alpha Delta Pi National Outstanding Alumnae Achievement Award for Contribution to Profession


  1. ^ a b "President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts". Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  2. ^ a b "The Privacy Place » About". Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  3. ^ Antón's Distinguished Alumna Address Archived March 28, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Alumna address
  5. ^ Anton, Annie (24 May 1996). "Attention-Deficit Drug Helps People Succeed". The New York Times.
  6. ^ ANAK members Archived December 24, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Antón's C.V.
  8. ^ College of Computing Hires Fortnow, Anton to Lead Schools
  9. ^ "Engineering News at NC State". Archived from the original on 2003-04-14. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  10. ^ "USACM Membership". Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  11. ^ "Social Security Numbers Widely Available – ACM's Tech Policy Weblog". Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  12. ^ "Annie I. Anton - 2004-2005 DSSG (Defense Science Study Group)". Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  13. ^ a b "Anton Named ACM Distinguished Scientist". 2009-11-12. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  14. ^ "Anton Elected to CRA Board of Directors". 2006-03-21. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  15. ^ "Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee Public Meeting" (PDF). 2014-01-30. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  16. ^ "Advisory Board - Future of Privacy Forum". Future of Privacy Forum. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  17. ^ "Committee: Future Research Goals and Directions for Foundational Science in Cybersecurity". Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  18. ^ " - Computer Security Division - Computer Security Resource Center". Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  19. ^ "Announcing the President's Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity". Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  20. ^ "CAREER FY 2000 AWARDS BY STATE". Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  21. ^ "CRA Digital Government Fellows Program". Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  22. ^ "Engineering News at NC State". Archived from the original on 2015-12-04. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  23. ^ "Anton Wins "Women of Influence" Award". 2005-09-23. Retrieved 2016-04-14.

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