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Bahruz Jabiyev is a PhD student in the Information Assurance program at Northeastern University’s College of Computer and Information Science, advised by Professor Engin Kirda. Jabiyev grew up in Baku, Azerbaijan and earned his undergraduate degree from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. His research is mainly focused on the fake news problem. Currently, the specific problem he is working on is the detection of fake news articles on the web.


  • MS, Middle East Technical University – Turkey
  • BS, Istanbul Sehir University – Turkey

About Me

  • Hometown: Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Field of Study: Information Assurance
  • PhD Advisors: Engin Kirda

What are the specifics of your graduate education (thus far)?

After my first year in my PhD education, I have taken courses on system security, network security and software vulnerabilities. This courses have helped me to better understand the ongoing research in this specific fields of security.

What are your research interests?

My research interests are mainly web security and malware analysis. I think that there are a lot of research goals to be achieved in both of these fields.

What’s one problem you’d like to solve with your research/work?

I would really love to be a part of a team which is working on effective solutions to the fake news problem. I would also love to contribute to the mitigation and solution of certain server side web vulnerabilities, about which I think not enough research has been done.

What aspect of what you do is most interesting?

The most interesting thing about the research is that, when we start to do research on a certain problem, it looks very challenging in the beginning, but as you get into it, new windows open and it makes you more eager to do more research and get it done.

What are your research or career goals, going forward?

Going forward, I hope to earn research skills as a PhD student and contribute to the solution of security problems as a researcher.

Where did you grow up or spend your most defining years?

I grew up in Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan. While spending most of my time in Baku as a child, I also went to Ordubad, where my grandmothers and grandfathers lived on summer vacations. I think that those periods also have influence in my personality formed in childhood.

Where did you study for your undergraduate degree?

I earned my undergraduate degree in Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. I preferred METU because it gives high quality education and it is one of the most prestigious universities in Turkey.