Minhaz F. Zibran, PhD

Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director
Department of Computer Science
Idaho State University, ID, USA.
Member, Center of Advanced Energy Studies (CAES)
Faculty Lead, SECReT (Software Engineering and Cybersecurity Research Team)

Email: MinhazZibran (at) isu [dot] edu
Research Interests
My research in software engineering and cybersecurity fights software bugs and security vulnerabilities using program code analysis and manipulation while also taking into account the human factors that affect software quality. My research methodology involves static (and dynamic) program analysis, source code manipulation, sentiment analysis, machine learning, empirical studies, prototype development and evaluations.

To enumerate, my research interests include (but not limited to) the followings.
  • Software Security
  • Usable Security & HCI
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Program Analysis
  • Program Comprehension
  • Affective Computing
  • Empirical Software Engineering
[see my research projects] [see my publications] [visit SECReT]

News and Updates
  • Received a Best Paper Award at ISPR-2024, Turkey on May 27, 2024.
  • Presented a keynote speech at ICAETA-2024, Italy on May 24, 2024.
  • Delivered a keynote speech at ICoSSE-2024 in Paris, France on April 20, 2024.
  • Our research has been featured in a local newspaper on June 23, 2023. [PDF]
  • TechGuide has published a short interview with me about the importance of a software engineering degree.
Current Teaching
  • CS 4417/5517: Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence, Spring 2024
  • CS 6620: Empirical Software Engineering, Fall 2024
  • CS 4416/5516: Foundations in Cybersecurity and Resilience, Fall 2024
[see my teaching in the past]