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Dr. Ana (Annie) I. Antón, assistant professor of software engineering at North Carolina State University, has been named to the Microsoft Research (MSR) University Relations (UR) Faculty Advisory Board. A division of Microsoft Research, Microsoft Research University Relations is “dedicated to building world-class relationships with colleges and universities that enhance the teaching and learning experience, inspiring technological innovation and establishing Microsoft as a leading technology partner for higher education.”
As a member of the Faculty Advisory Board, Antón’s duties will include representing MSR UR schools as MSR UR seeks to improve its programs and services. The main function of the board will be to provide feedback and comments to MSR UR.
Her research at NC State focuses on methods and tools to support the specification of complete, correct behavior of software systems used in environments that pose risks of loss as a consequence of failures and misuse. This includes Web-based and e-commerce systems in which the security of personal and private information is particularly vulnerable.
To this end, she has developed a leadership role in research, education and outreach.
Antón is the founder and director of ThePrivacyPlace.org, a research group of students and faculty at North Carolina State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is cofounder of the Annual Symposium on Requirements Engineering for Information Security (SREIS) and coordinated NC States successful application for a National Security Agency Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. Antón was named an NSF Career Award winner in 2000 and a Computing Research Association Digital Government Fellow in 2002. She received her bachelors and masters in information and computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1990 and 1992, respectively, and her doctorate in computer science in 1997, also from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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