Biography: Anita Nikolich
Anita Nikolich is Program Director for Cybersecurity in the Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Prior to her work at the NSF she served as the Executive Director of Infrastructure at the University of Chicago. Past assignments include Director of Global Data Networking at Aon and Director of Security for Worldcom. She has explored how information technology and secure networking can best support the creation and sharing of scientific knowledge in virtual, mobile and physical contexts. She has presented to various organizations on strategic and technical issues ranging from the challenges in running a global campus to optimal redesign of the Large Hadron Collider network. She holds a Master of Science from The University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago.