Annie Antón

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Annie Antón
Antón in 2010
Citizenship American
Nationality Cuban-American
Fields Computer science;
mathematical logic;
Institutions Georgia Tech
North Carolina State University
Alma mater Georgia Tech
Known for ThePrivacyPlace.Org
Notable awards NSF CAREER Award
Spouse Peter Swire

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

Early life and education

Annie I. Antón is a Cuban American.[1] She attended St. Pius X high school in Atlanta, where she was named a distinguished alumna in 2007.[2] 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. 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.[3]


After a year on the faculty of the University of South Florida, Professor Antón joined the faculty at North Carolina State University in 1998.[4] 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.[5]

Professor Antón is the founder and director of, a research group of students and faculty at NCSU, Georgia Tech, and Purdue University. 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

Selected Honors

  • 2000 NSF CAREER Award
  • 2002 Computing Research Association Digital Government Fellow
  • 2003 NCSU College of Engineering Pride of the Wolfpack Award
  • 2005 CSO (Chief Security Officer) Magazine’s Woman of Influence in the Public Sector Award


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