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Heng Xu
Email: hxu@nsf.gov
Phone: (703) 292-8643
Fax: (703) 292-9068
Room: 995.11 N
Organization: (SES)
Title: Program Director
Website: http://faculty.ist.psu.edu/xu/

Program Responsibilities:
Building Community and Capacity for Data-Intensive Research in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences and in Education and Human Resources (BCC-SBE/EHR)
Critical Techniques and Technologies for Advancing Big Data Science & Engineering (BIGDATA)
Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI: BIC)
Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)

Biography:
Dr. Heng Xu joined the National Science Foundation (NSF) from the Pennsylvania State University in August 2013 through the IPA agreement. At Penn State, she is a tenured associate professor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology (aka the iSchool). Her current research focus is on the interplay between social and technological issues associated with privacy and security. She approaches privacy and security issues through a combination of empirical, theoretical, and technical research efforts. She has authored and co-authored over 80 research papers on information privacy, security management, human-computer interaction, and technology innovation adoption. Her work has been published in premier outlets across various fields such as Information Systems, Law, Computer Science, and Human-Computer Interaction, including MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Proceedings of the International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW), and many others. She was a recipient of an NSF Career award (2010) and the endowed PNC Technologies Career Development Professorship (2010-2013).