Dr. Antón's 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, a research group of students and faculty at NCSU and Georgia Tech. 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. One such tool to support the discovery, elaboration and management of system use scenarios for the validation of software requirements and policies, is SMaRT (Scenario Management and Requirements Tool).

Her involvement in educational activities has included her role as co-founder and co-director of the NCSU E-Commerce Studio. The Studio is a lab in which management and computer science graduate students collaborate in multi-disciplinary teams to develop Web-based e-commerce applications for industrial partners. In keeping with her research focus, students in the Studio are taught how to develop systems that are in compliance with security and privacy policies.

Her professional activities include a notable combination of multi-disciplinary research and education. She is co-founder of the Annual Symposium on Requirements Engineering for Information Security (SREIS), which has bridged the gap between the software engineering and information security research communities. She also coordinated NC State's successful application for a National Security Agency Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, involving the participation of faculty in three Colleges. She is the cognitive issues subject area editor for the Requirements Engineering Journal.



Ph.D. in Computer Science, June 1997
Minor in Management & Public Policy

M.S. in Information and Computer Science, June 1992

B.S. in Information and Computer Science, June 1990
Minor in Technical and Business Communication


  • eHow Shift 100, 2011 Edition
  • ACM Distinguished Scientists - 2009
  • IEEE Software 25th Anniversary “Most Cited Articles” - 2009
  • IBM Faculty Award - 2008
  • Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) Advisory Board, member - 2008 
  • Information Science and Technology (ISAT) study group member - 2008
  • St. Pius X Distinguished Alumna - 2007
  • National Academy of Engineering U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium invitee - 2006, 2007
  • Computing Research Association, Board of Directors, member - 2006
  • Intel Privacy and Security Policy Advisory Board, member - 2006
  • Computing Research Association, Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research, board member - 2005
  • NSF CISE Advisory Council, member - 2005
  • "Women of Influence in the Public Sector" award - 2005
  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions on Software Engineering, member, editorial board - 2004
  • Computing Research Association Digital Government Fellow - 2002
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early CAREER Award - 2000