Data Mining and Business Intelligence for Cyber Security Applications Summer Program
Data Mining and Business Intelligence for
Cyber Security Applications
Data Mining and Business Intelligence focuses on
automatic data analysis and the extraction of information and knowledge. Over
the last few years, data mining has become a crucial factor in the competitive
environment and serves organizations at all levels, from operational decisions
to the improvement of strategic planning.
The summer program in data mining and business
intelligence will meet the obvious need for academic training in big data,
business intelligence and data mining methods, especially for cyber security
Enhancement Ben-Gurion University of the Negev was founded in 1969, and
established itself as one of the leading universities in Israel. Over the
years, BGU has acquired an international reputation, and was ranked 18th in the
QS ranking for Universities under 50.
In 2012, Israel’s Prime Minister declared that Beer
Sheva and BGU are to become the country’s cyber security command center.
Consequently, the Cyber Security Research Center and the Big Data Lab were
established at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in 2013. These developments
have transformed BGU, with its research centers and leading academic faculty,
together with the Advanced Technologies Park, into an ideal environment for a
summer program in these fields.
The purpose of the Summer Program in Data Mining and
Business Intelligence is to provide both theoretical and practical knowledge,
including tools, on data mining.
The program offers two academic courses (each for 3
credits),where students learn the basic tools of data mining and the
utilization of machine learning techniques for solving cyber security problems.
The program includes a mandatory one week internship at BGU’s Cyber Security
Research Center. The internship corresponds with the course materials and
contributes the practical experience component.
In addition, students will take part in professional
fieldtrips to leading companies, in order to enhance their understanding of data
mining and cyber security.
The program consists of three mandatory components; two
courses and an internship: Basic and Advanced Methods in Data Mining (3
credits) Machine Learning-Based Solutions for Cyber Security Problems (3
credits). One week internship at the Malware-Lab at the Cyber Security Research
Center at BGU and the Big-Data research Lab.
Additionally, the students will take part in
professional field trips, visiting the industry’s leading innovators,
supporting organizations and additional figures of the data mining and Cyber
World renowned professors and lecturers:
Prof. Yuval Elovici, Prof. Lior Rokach, Dr. Nir Nissim,
Shabtai, Mr. Aviad Cohen, and Mr. Yisroel Mirsky
Students in their junior year of undergraduates
studies or at any stage of their graduate studies in Information Systems
Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or Industrial
Engineering and Management. The student
must have a GPA of 82 or 3.0 at least.
English proficiency required.
All applications will be evaluated by an admissions
Personal Laptop (windows OS).
How to Apply
Please prepare the following documents:
· Course specific recommendation
letter from the head of the department
in which you explain why you want to attend this
one page long)
Scanned copy of
Application deadline: February 23rd, 2017
Notification of acceptance: March 21st 2017
Course dates: July 3rd 2017 - July 31st 2017
Credit certificate, accommodations, medical insurance,
including 6 and field trips- US $ 6,000
For outstanding Chinese and Indian students:
Scholarships are available to cover tuition and basic cost of living.
BGU offers several types of accommodation, including
dormitories and a guest house. All accommodations are equipped with communal
kitchenettes and bathrooms, and contain several individual bedrooms.
For further information, please download our brochure