Jun. 29, 2015

Mordechai Guri of the Department of Information Systems Engineering has been awarded an IBM PhD Fellowship for 2015-2016. 

Guri is doing his PhD studies under the supervision of Prof. Yuval Elovici at the BGU Cyber Security Research Center. His research focuses on the state-of-the-art challenges in the field of cyber-attack and cyber-defense. As a part of his research, he examines current paradigms and develops new methods for improved mitigation of security problems in the modern cyber environment. 

The IBM PhD Fellowship is a competitive worldwide program, which honors exceptional Ph.D. students who have an interest in solving problems of interest to IBM and which are fundamental to innovation including innovative software, new types of computers, technology, and interdisciplinary projects that create social and business value.  

IBM has just opened a Center of Excellence to conduct joint research with BGU on campus. 

As part of his Fellowship, Guri was invited to speak at the new Center. The Fellowship also allows him to participate in the internship program at the Center and to collaborate with the company’s cyber security experts. 

“I have been following Moti’s research for years, “says Dr. Eitan Menachem, BGU graduate and researcher at IBM’s Center of Excellence at the University, “His breakthrough research provides solutions for difficult problems in the world of information security and we are happy to have the opportunity to collaborate with him.”