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Prof Dr. Borka Jerman Blazic, Forensic, Women Researcher Award

Professor at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


Prof. Dr. Borka Jerman Blažič is a renowned academic and researcher in the field of digital technologies and cybersecurity. She has a distinguished educational background, with extensive experience in academia and industry spanning over several decades. Prof. Jerman Blažič has made significant contributions to the development of internet technologies, cybersecurity, and digital communication systems. She has held various leadership positions, including as a full professor at the University of Ljubljana and as the head of the Laboratory for Open Systems and Networks at the Jožef Stefan Institute. Additionally, she has been actively involved in international collaborations and has led numerous research projects funded by prestigious organizations such as the European Union. Prof. Jerman Blažič is widely recognized for her expertise and has received numerous awards and honors for her outstanding contributions to the field. She continues to be a prominent figure in the academic community, with a prolific publication record and a commitment to advancing knowledge in the field of digital technologies and cybersecurity.


Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, The University of British Columbia, Okanagan, BC, Canada, 2021 – March 2024

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar, 2019 – 2022

  • Awarded Emir Gold Medal for academic and research excellence
  • First place distinguished graduate of class of 2022
  • Awarded Best Dissertation Award

M.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar, 2016 – 2018

B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Adama Science and Technology University, Adama, Ethiopia, 2008 – 2013

Graduated with Very Great Distinction Level



Prof. Dr. Borka Jerman-Blažič boasts a distinguished career spanning several decades, marked by significant contributions to academia, research, and industry. With a profound expertise in electronic communications and cybersecurity, she has held prominent roles in esteemed institutions worldwide. From her tenure as a postdoctoral researcher at Idaho State University to her leadership as a graduate research assistant at The University of British Columbia, Prof. Jerman-Blažič has demonstrated a commitment to advancing knowledge in her field. Her experience also includes pivotal roles as a research mentor, assistant, and site civil engineer in various prestigious institutions and companies, further solidifying her reputation as a leader and innovator in the realm of cybersecurity and engineering.

Research Interest:

Prof. Dr. Borka Jerman-Blažič’s research interests encompass a wide array of topics within the realm of cybersecurity, electronic communications, and digital technologies. She is particularly focused on areas such as cybersecurity competence development, digital forensics, cybercrime and cyberterrorism mitigation, dynamic forensics evaluation and training, and strengthening European network centers of excellence in cybercrime. Additionally, her research extends to the fields of internet technologies, information security, and the development of trusted services in the digital domain. Through her work, Prof. Jerman-Blažič aims to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and practices that enhance cybersecurity resilience, protect digital assets, and promote secure digital environments for individuals, organizations, and societies.


Title: A large-scale security analysis of web vulnerability: Findings, challenges and remedies

  • Authors: P Cigoj, Ž Stepančič, BJ Blažič
  • Conference: International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications
  • Pages: 763-771
  • Year: 2020
  • Citation Count: 5

Title: Digital skills for elderly people: A learning experiment in four European countries

  • Authors: AJ Blazic, BJ Blazic
  • Journal: Rev. Eur. Stud.
  • Volume: 10
  • Page: 74
  • Year: 2018
  • Citation Count: 5

Title: Exploring European digital single market: user adoption and preferences for eID services

  • Authors: Ž Stepančič, BJ Blažič
  • Journal: International Journal of Electronic Governance
  • Volume: 10
  • Issue: 4
  • Pages: 382-422
  • Year: 2018
  • Citation Count: 5

Title: ICT and Web 2.0 technologies as a determinant of business performance

  • Authors: T Arh, V Dimovski, BJ Blažic
  • Year: 2012
  • Citation Count: 5

Title: The Future of the Internet: Tussles and Challenges in the Evolution Path as Identified

  • Author: BJ Blažic
  • Conference: 2010 Fourth International Conference on Digital Society
  • Pages: 25-30
  • Year: 2010
  • Citation Count: 5


Borka Jerman Blazic | Forensic | Women Researcher Award

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