Georgia Tech prof to discuss privacy, security issues in software systems design

Georgia Tech’s Annie I. Antón will discuss designing software systems with an emphasis on compliance with contemporary privacy and security regulations during an invited lecture at 11 a.m., Monday, April 22, in the Trabant University Center Theatre.

The talk by Antón, a Georgia Tech professor and chair of the School of Interactive Computing, is entitled “Designing Software Systems that Comply with Privacy and Security Regulations” and focuses on addressing inherent security problems with information systems.

 Her research at Georgia Tech involves developing methods and tools to support federal privacy and security regulations. This includes web-based and healthcare systems, where the security of personal and private information is especially vulnerable.

Antón is a three-time graduate of the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in information and computer science in 1990 and 1992, and her doctoral degree in computer science in 1997. She also holds a minor in technical and business communication.

She currently serves on various boards, including the U.S. DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, an Intel Corp. Advisory Board and the Future of Privacy Forum Advisory Board. Additionally, she is a former member of the IDA/DARPA Defense Science Study Group and the USACM Public Council, among others.

The talk is part of the Distinguished Lecture Series cosponsored by the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, the UD National Science Foundation-ADVANCEprogram, and the President’s Diversity Initiative.

It is organized in part by the CISters (Women in Computer and Information Sciences) group and the Women in Engineering (WIE) program.

Article by Megan Marschall and Gregory Holt