About Me

I am a fourth year PhD candidate in Computer Science at the University of Michigan where I am working with Prof. Roya Ensafi. My research interests are digital security and privacy. I employ a mix of network and Internet measurement techniques to perform data-driven studies to analyze systems from security and privacy perspectives.

I am currently working my project: VPNalyzer, an academic research project that aims to analyze the VPN ecosystem through large-scale data-driven studies. VPNalyzer served as the first in a line of systematic investigations to evaluate popular VPNs at Consumer Reports! 🎉

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VPNalyzer: Systematic Investigation of the VPN Ecosystem

Reethika Ramesh, L. Evdokimov, D. Xue, and R. Ensafi
To Appear In: The Network and Distributed System Security (NDSS) Symposium 2022

Throttling Twitter: An Emerging Censorship Technique in Russia

D. Xue, Reethika Ramesh, ValdikSS, L. Evdokimov, A. Viktorov, A. Jain, E. Wustrow, S. Basso, and R. Ensafi
In: ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) 2021
(Recognized as the Highest Scoring Short Paper at IMC'21)

Decentralized Control: A Case Study of Russia

Reethika Ramesh, R. Sundara Raman, M. Bernhard, V. Ongkowijaya, L. Evdokimov, A. Edmundson, S. Sprecher, M. Ikram, and R. Ensafi
In: Network and Distributed Systems Security (NDSS) Symposium 2020, 23-26 February 2020, San Diego, CA, USA

Measuring the Deployment of Network Censorship Filters at Global Scale

R. Sundara Raman, A. Stoll, J. Dalek, Reethika Ramesh, W. Scott, R.Ensafi
In: Network and Distributed Systems Security (NDSS) Symposium 2020, 23-26 February 2020, San Diego, CA, USA


  • Serving on the Program Committee for the ACM SIGCOMM 2021 Workshop on Free and Open Communications on the Internet (FOCI '21) co-located with SIGCOMM 2021.

  • I served as the Student Organizer for the 10th USENIX FOCI '20 workshop co-located with USENIX Security 20.

  • I served as the Treasurer for the student organization Ensemble of CSE Ladies+ (ECSEL+), a post to which I elected two terms August 2019-August 2021.

  • I am part of the Women in SEcurity Research (WISER) group at the University of Michigan.


  • Fall 2020 - EECS 588 - Computer & Network Security - Worked as a graduate student instructor for EECS 588. My responsibilties included leading lectures and discussions, inviting and facilitating guest lectures, helping students with their projects, holding office hours, and grading.