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  • BS in Computer Science, Sabanci University – Turkey

About Me

  • Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Field of Study: Systems Security
  • PhD Advisor: Engin Kirda


Can Gemicioglu is a PhD student in the Cybersecurity program at Northeastern University’s Khoury College of Computer Sciences, advised by Professor Engin Kirda. Can’s research area includes Security with a focus on systems security, and he is a member of the Systems Security Laboratory (SecLab) located in 208 West Village H. Can became interested in a research career path after spending time as an intern at Northeastern.

A native of Istanbul, Turkey, Can spent his undergraduate education at Sabanci University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. Can is interested in many different topics relating to security, including mobile, systems, and web security.

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

I am currently in my first year of Northeastern’s PhD program, having entered Northeastern after finishing my undergraduate studies in Turkey. I have been taking courses in topics that include: Software Vulnerabilities, Network Security, and Cyberlaw, while spending the rest of my time on my research.

What are your research interests?

I am interested in a variety of different security topics such as systems security, mobile security, and web security. I felt closer to a researcher’s path from the start, but what solidified this feeling for me was my internship experience at Northeastern University.

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

I would like to help the quick implementation of security solutions in different platforms, without the large gap we have now.

What aspect of what you do is most interesting?

The most interesting aspect about security research is that things are never static and there will always be someone racing with you to find more vulnerabilities as you try to outrun them.

What are your research or career goals, going forward?

I would like to finish up my education with a great knowledge in different security topics and having made some contributions myself.