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Saman Jafari is a PhD student in the cybersecurity program at Northeastern University, advised by Engin Kirda and William Roberston. Jafari researches space and time analysis for cybersecurity. He focuses his research on security for systems, the web, and mobile devices. Jafari earned his Master’s of Science in Information Security from the University of London, and his Bachelor’s of Science degree in computing and software development from the University of Plymouth.


  • MS in Information Security, Royal Holloway – University of London
  • BS, University of Plymouth – United Kingdom

About Me

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

I am working on space and time analysis for cybersecurity. In addition, I am involved in research and work that aid in building up knowledge and also experiencing hands-on experience with software vulnerabilities, web-based attacks, low-level attacks, Linux Security, diverse networking protocols and system security.

What are your research interests?

I mostly focus on system security, web security and mobile security.

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

I would like to enhance the security of client-server applications.

What aspect of what you do is most interesting?

The dynamic and inherent nature of Javascript and additional new features have offered great usability to clients and site-owners. However, it also imposes new risks and threats that require more attention and work from research community.

What are your research or career goals, going forward?

My goal is to become an expert in system security, specifically in web security. I would also like to have a broad knowledge of security in other areas.