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September 27, 2006

Antón Appointed to Homeland Security Privacy Advisory Committee

Dr. Anton
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Dr. Ana (Annie) I. Antón, associate professor of computer science at North Carolina State University, has been appointed by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff to serve on the DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee. The committee advises Secretary Chertoff and the DHS Chief Privacy Officer on “programmatic, policy, operational, administrative and technological issues relevant to DHS that affect individual privacy, data integrity and data interoperability and other privacy-related issues.” Antón will serve a four-year term on the committee.

Antón is the founder and director of ThePrivacyPlace.org, a research group of students and faculty at NC State, Purdue University and the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is co-founder of the Biannual 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 in 2002. She was named a National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award winner in 2000 and a Computing Research Association Digital Government Fellow in 2002. She is a Senior Research Ethics Fellow for 2006-08 and a member of the NC State University Cyber Defense Lab.

Antón received her Ph.D. in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1997. She joined the College of Engineering faculty in 1998.

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