Antón Selected By National Academy Of Engineering

August 6, 2006

(August 7, 2006)--College of Computing Alumna Dr. Ana (Annie) Antón is among the 81 young engineers selected to participate in the 12th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). The three-day event brings together engineers ages 30 to 45 who are performing cutting-edge research and technical work in a variety of disciplines. The participants were nominated by fellow engineers or organizations and chosen from nearly 200 applications.

Antón is known as a leading authority on Internet technology and privacy issues. She is founder and director of ThePrivacyPlace.org, a research group of students and faculty at Georgia Tech and NC State, and co-founder and co-director of the NC State Electronic Commerce Studio. She has received many awards for her work, including a National Science Foundation Career Award, a Women of Influence Award from CSO magazine, a Computing Research Association Digital Government Fellow and DARPA Defense Science Study Group selection. She received her Ph.D. in computer science from Georgia Tech in 1997 and joined the NC State faculty in 1998, becoming the first Latin-American woman faculty member in the College of Engineering.

The symposium will be held September 21-23 at Ford Research and Innovation Center in Dearborn, Michigan. The topics covered will be nanotechnology-biology interface, intelligent software systems and machines, supply chain management, and personal mobility.

To read more about NAE's Frontiers of Engineering, click here.