Annie Antón is a Professor in the Computer Science Department of the College of Engineering at NC State University (NCSU), where she is a Senior Research Ethics Fellow for the period of 2006-08 and a member of the NCSU Cyber Defense Lab. In 2008, she chaired the NC State Public Policy Task Force. Her research 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 with her three current initiatives.
Antón is the founder and director of ThePrivacyPlace.org, a research group of students and faculty at NCSU, Georgia Tech and Purdue Univ. (see our Collaborative NSF CyberTrust Project). 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.