Roya Ensafi

Assistant Professor
Computer Science & Engineering,
University of Michigan
Email:  ensafi [@]

My research focuses on security and privacy, with an emphasis on designing techniques and systems to protect users from adversarial networks. Much of my work has focused on detecting and defending against adversaries who manipulate Internet traffic in order to block, monitor, or otherwise tamper with users' online activities.

Members of my lab: Reethika Ramesh, Ram Sundara Raman, Renuka Kumar ( co-advised by Atul Prakash), Leonid Evdokimov, and Elio Qoshi. Alumni include: Victor Ongkowijaya, Adrian Stoll, and Muhammad Ikram.

I founded and direct Censored Planet research lab at the University of Michigan that investigates different types of privacy and security violations in the Internet. We are always looking for strong students to join the team.

Prospective Ph.D. students: I have multiple openings for motivated students interested in networking and security.
Recent Reports: Our Censored Planet team investigated the carrier-level HTTPS interception that significantly weakens Internet for Kazakh Internet users. Read our report. We also released a report on the National-level Censorship Policies in Russia. Read our report to learn more.


Fall 2020: EECS 588 Computer and Network SecurityTu/Th 1:30-3:30.
Winter 2020: EECS 388 Introduction to Security M/W 9-4:30.
Fall 2019: EECS 598-12 Censorship & Privacy Tech Tu/Th 4:30–6:30.

Selected Publications

The full list of my publications is available here.



Research Overview (2017)