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Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Mardiros Merdinoglu, 301 ME
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Research Interests

  • Information security
  • Information assurance


  • MS in information assurance, Northeastern University
  • MS in management of information systems, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • BS in computer science, Istanbul University


Mardiros Merdinian is an adjunct professor at Northeastern University’s Khoury College of Computer Sciences. Merdinian earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science at Istanbul University. He earned his first master’s degree in management of information systems from the Stevens Institute of Technology and a second master’s degree in information assurance from Northeastern University. Merdinian’s area of teaching is information security, and he is a member of the Secure Systems Lab (SecLab) and the Security Group at Northeastern.

Merdinian has years of experience working in the fields of information assurance and information security. He worked as an information security officer at Hewlett-Packard for 7 years, and he currently works as a senior information security officer at State Street Corporation. He enjoys using his extensive knowledge and experience working in the field of cybersecurity to teach students the practical applications they need to learn theoretical topics.

About Mardiros

What do you find most rewarding about what you teach?

What I enjoy most is transmitting cybersecurity knowledge to students and providing them with practical applications by connecting my experiences to the theoretical topics.

What are the specifics of your industry experience?

Previously, I worked as an IT compliance consultant in the pharmaceutical industry. I managed teams that provided IT quality assurance services to clients to achieve quality and regulatory compliance. Then, I moved to Hewlett-Packard and worked as an information security officer, where I was the single point of contact for HP clients for security, audit, and compliance. I currently work as an senior information security officer at State Street Corporation, where I am globally responsible for information security for a business unit.