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, Leonid Evdokimov, and Elio Qoshi. Alumni include: Victor Ongkowijaya, Adrian Stoll, and Muhammad Ikram.


Our team at Censored Planet investigated the carrier-level HTTPS interception that significantly weakens Internet for Kazakh Internet users. Read our report.

Prospective Ph.D. students:

I am looking for motivated students interested in networking and security.


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)