- Research Professor of Computer Science
- Director, ACT Center
Anita Nikolich most recently served as Program Director for Cybersecurity at the National Science Foundation (NSF), worked on scientific cyberinfrastructure at the University of Chicago, and has held a variety of roles in industry and government. While at the NSF she expanded the Transition to Practice program to draw upon innovative basic computer science and security research to solve complex, real world problems. She currently does work in cryptocurrency security and analytics and remains optimistic about bringing together academia, industry and government.