Heng Xu

Professor of Information Technology and Analytics, American University

Dr. Heng Xu is a Professor of Information Technology and Analytics in the Kogod School of Business at the American University, where she also serves as the Director of the Kogod Cyber Governance Center. Before joining Kogod in 2018, she served as a faculty member at the Pennsylvania State University for 12 years, as well as a program director at the National Science Foundation for 3 years. She has also served on a broad spectrum of national leadership committees including co-chairing the Federal Privacy R&D Inter-agency Working Group in 2016, and serving on the National Academies Committee on Open Science in 2017-2018. Dr. Xu's recent research focuses on AI governance, privacy protection, data ethics, analytical transparency and accountability. Her work has received many awards, including the National Science Foundation's CAREER award in 2010, and many best paper awards and nominations at various leading conferences.