Roya Ensafi

Roya Ensafi is an assistant professor in computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan, where her research focuses on network security and privacy. Her notable projects with real-world impact include founding Censored Planet, a global censorship observatory, and researching the Russia throttling Twitter, the Kazakhstan HTTPS MitM interception, the Great Cannon of China, and large-scale study of server-side geoblocking. She has received the NSF CISE Research Initiation Initiative award, the Google Faculty Research Award, and Consumer Report Digital Lab fellowship. Roya’s work has often appeared in the popular press publications such as the NY Times, Associated Press, Wired, Business Insider, and ArsTechnica.