Dr. Suzanne Barber is the AT&T Endowed Professor in Engineering and Director of The Center for Identity at The University of Texas. The mission of the Center is to deliver high-quality discoveries, applications, education and outreach in identity management, privacy and security. Formerly, Dr. Barber served as Director of Software Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. She is published in over 300 peer-reviewed journals in the areas of cyber-trust, cyber-security, agent-based systems, and software engineering. Her research has been supported by the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency, National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, National Cancer Institute, U.S. Congress, the State of Texas, and numerous corporate organizations. Dr. Barber has invented and commercialized core technologies that deliver new levels of visibility, knowledge discovery and collaboration among distributed stakeholders, as well as trusted online transactions.
Dr. Barber currently serves as a member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, appointed by Secretary of Homeland Security Napolitano, offering guidance to the DHS Chief Privacy Officer.