communication, the MS degree in 1992, and the PhD degree in 1997 with a minor in management and public policy, all from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is an associate professor of software engineering in the Computer Science Department of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU), where she is founder and director of ThePrivacyPlace.org, a research group of students and faculty at four universities. She is also a member of the NCSU Cyber Defense Lab. Her involvement in educational activities has included her role as cofounder and codirector of the NCSU E-Commerce Studio. Her research focuses on supporting the specification of complete, correct behavior of software systems used in environments that pose significant risks of loss. This includes enforcement of policies, rights, permissions and obligations governing how information is used. She is specifically interested in the interaction of IT policy with society at large, and the design of IT systems to enhance individuals' personal privacy. She is the cognitive issues subject area editor for the Requirements Engineering Journal. She was named a US National Science Foundation CAREER Award winner in 2000, and a CRA Digital Government Fellow in 2002. In 2001, she was elected a member of IFIP Working Group 2.9 (Software Requirements Engineering). She is a senior member of the IEEE as well as a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the ACM US Public Policy Committee, the Microsoft Research University Relations Faculty Advisory Board, and the 2004-2005 IDA/DARPA Defense Science Study Group.