Anastasia Shuba

Privacy Engineer



I am a Senior Privacy Engineer at DuckDuckGo by day and an Independent Researcher by night. Currently, I am collaborating with researchers at the University of Oxford and the University of California, Irvine to analyze privacy aspects of various mobile and IoT devices. During my Ph.D, I was the lead developer in the AntMonitor and NoMoAds projects.

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  • Mobile Security and Privacy
  • Ad-blocking
  • Mobile Data Analytics


  • Ph.D in Computer Engineering, 2019

    University of California, Irvine

  • M.S. in Computer Engineering, 2016

    University of California, Irvine

  • B.S. in Computer Engineering, 2014

    University of California, Irvine

Recent News

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May 2022: Started working at DuckDuckGo!

Apr. 2022: In collaboration with University of Oxford, our paper, “Goodbye Tracking? Impact of iOS App Tracking Transparency and Privacy Labels” was accepted to FAccT 2022.

Feb. 2022: New blog post, “Intro to TensorFlow” is out!

Jan. 2022: Gave a talk at the UC Irvine BOLD Program on how martial arts training has helped me succeed in both industry and academia.

Dec. 2021: In collaboration with University of Oxford, our paper, “Are iPhones Really Better for Privacy? A Comparative Study of iOS and Android App” was accepted to PETS 2022.