Tony Dahbura received a BS in electrical engineering, an MS in electrical engineering, and a PhD in electrical engineering and computer science from the Johns Hopkins University in 1981, 1982, and 1984, respectively.
From 1983 until 1996, he was a researcher at AT&T Bell Laboratories, was an invited lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at Princeton University, and served as research director for the Motorola Cambridge Research Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Since 1996, Dahbura has led several entrepreneurial efforts in the areas of printing, professional baseball operations, and commercial real estate.
From 2000 to 2002, he served as chair of the Johns Hopkins University Engineering Alumni. He received the Johns Hopkins Heritage Award in 2004 in recognition of his service to the university. He chaired the Johns Hopkins Computer Science Department Advisory Board from 1998 until 2012, and also served on the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering National Advisory Council during that time.
In January 2012, Dahbura was named executive director of the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute in Baltimore.