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Annie Antón
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Antón in 2010
Nationality Cuban-American
Citizenship American
Alma mater Georgia Institute of Technology
Known for ThePrivacyPlace.Org
Spouse(s) Peter Swire
Awards NSF CAREER Award
Scientific career
Fields Computer science;
mathematical logic;
Institutions Georgia Institute of Technology
North Carolina State University

Annie Antón is an academic and researcher in the fields of computer science, mathematical logic, and bioinformatics.

She is a professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech, within its College of Computing. She is the founder and director of, a research center devoted to issues of privacy protection in information systems. She has also held advisory positions in industry and government.

Antón served as chair of the School of Interactive Computing from 2012 to 2017. From 1998 to 2012, Antón served as a professor of software engineering at North Carolina State University.

Early life and education

Antón is a Cuban American. She attended St. Pius X Catholic High School in Atlanta. Despite having dyslexia and attention deficit disorder, she 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.


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

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 policymakers 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

  • 2003–2005 Microsoft Research University Relations Advisory Board
  • 2003–present ACM U.S. Public Policy Committee
    • 2005–2012 Member of executive committee
    • 2008 Co-Vice Chair of executive committee
    • 2011–2012 Vice Chair of executive committee
  • 2004–2005 IDA/DARPA Defense Science Study Group
  • 2005–2009 NSF CISE Advisory Council
  • 2005–2007 CRA Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research
  • 2006–2012 Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association
  • 2006-2012 U.S. Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee (DPIAC)
  • 2006–present Intel Corporation Special Topics External Review Board
  • 2007–2010 Georgia Tech Alumni Association Board of Trustees
  • 2008–present Future of Privacy Forum Advisory Board
  • 2012–present National Academy of Sciences Future Research Goals and Directions for Foundational Science in Cybersecurity
  • 2014–present CRA-CCC Privacy by Design Workshop Organizing Committee
  • 2016–present NIST Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
  • 2016–present President's Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

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
  • 2009 ACM Distinguished Scientist
  • 2015 Alpha Delta Pi National Outstanding Alumnae Achievement Award for Contribution to Profession
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