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August 14, 2003

Antón Selected as Member of Defense Science Study Group

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Dr. Anton
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Dr. Ana (Annie) I. Antón, associate professor of software engineering at North Carolina State University, has been selected as a member of the Defense Science Study Group (DSSG). The DSSG ( is a program that connects emerging leaders in science and technology to the national security community.

Through a nomination process, the DSSG selects top young professors and other professionals to participate in a two-year program that focuses on defense policy; related research and development; and the systems, missions and operations of the armed forces.

Antón is the founder and director of, a research group of students and faculty at North Carolina State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is co-founder of the Annual Symposium on Requirements Engineering for Information Security (SREIS) and coordinated NC State’s 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 bachelor’s and master’s degrees 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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