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Ananta Soneji

Ph.D. Student in Computer Science

About Me

I am a Computer Science Ph.D. student at Arizona State University, specializing in Usable Security and Privacy. My research focuses on employing social science methods of interviews and surveys to conduct qualitative studies, addressing human factors in security and privacy. I am a proud member of the Laboratory of Security Engineering for Future Computing (SEFCOM). My Ph.D. is advised by Dr. Adam Doupé and I actively work with Dr. Yan Shoshitaishvili, Dr. Tiffany Bao, and Dr. Ruoyu (Fish) Wang.


  1. ''I feel physically safe but not politically safe'': Understanding the Digital Threats and Safety Practices of OnlyFans Creators
    Ananta Soneji, Vaughn Hamilton, Adam Doupé, Allison McDonald, Elissa M. Redmiles.
    In 33st USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security 24)

  2. ''Watching over the shoulder of a professional'': Why hackers make mistakes and how they fix them
    Acceptance rate: 258/1449, ~17.8%
    Irina Ford, Ananta Soneji, Faris Bugra Kokulu, Jayakrishna Vadayath, Zion Leonahenahe Basque, Gaurav Vipat, Adam Doupé, Ruoyu Wang, Gail-Joon Ahn, Tiffany Bao, and Yan Shoshitaishvili.
    Proceedings of the 45th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (Oakland), San Francisco, CA, May 2024.

  3. ''Nudes? Shouldn't I charge for these?'': Motivations of New Sexual Content Creators on OnlyFans
    TrophyHonorable Mention (top 5%)
    Vaughn Hamilton, Ananta Soneji, Allison McDonald, Elissa M. Redmiles.
    Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’23), Hamburg, Germany, April 2023.

  4. ''Flawed, but like democracy we don't have a better system'': The Experts’ Insights on the Peer Review Process of Evaluating Security Papers
    Watch Talk Acceptance rate: 147/1012, ~14.5%
    Ananta Soneji, Faris Bugra Kokulu, Carlos Rubio-Medrano, Tiffany Bao, Ruoyu Wang, Yan Shoshitaishvili, and Adam Doupé.
    Proceedings of the 43rd IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (Oakland), San Francisco, CA, May 2022.

  5. Matched and Mismatched SOCs: A Qualitative Study on Security Operations Center Issues
    Acceptance rate: 149/933, ~16%
    Faris Bugra Kokulu, Ananta Soneji, Tiffany Bao, Yan Shoshitaishvili, Ziming Zhao, Adam Doupé, and Gail-Joon Ahn.
    The 26th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), London, UK, November, 2019.


Ph.D. in Computer Science
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2019 - Present

MCS in Computer Science
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2017 - 2019

B.Tech. (Honours) in ICT with a minor in Computational Science
Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gujarat, India
2013 - 2017

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Email: asoneji@asu.edu

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