Sonja’s research interests are in security and networks. Currently, she is focusing on privacy-enhancing technologies and decentralized communication systems.
Sonja is a professor of Computer Science at KTH Royal Institute of Technolgy, Stockholm, Sweden, at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), in the Theoretical Computer Science division (TCS).
Previously, she was the vice director of the KTH ACCESS Linnaeus Centre, a senior research scientist at Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Berlin, Germany, a post-doctoral scholar at the University of California at Berkeley, School of Information, and a pre-doc at the IBM Research Laboratory Zurich in the Network Technologies Group. Her PhD is in Communication Systems from EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, and she received a graduate degree in Computer Science and undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and in Business Administration from the University of Klagenfurt, Austria. She received a Future Research Leader grant from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, and establishment and project grants from the Swedish Research Council.