The specialization in artificial intelligence and autonomous software systems (Autonomous and Intelligence Artificial Systems Software) as part of a master's degree in information systems engineering is intended to train researchers and professionals at a high research and practical level in a variety of fields in artificial intelligence such as Game Theory, Natural Language Processing, Automated Planning, Multi-Agent Systems, Heuristic Search, Fault Detection and Diagnosis, and Data Science.
The specialization in artificial intelligence and autonomous software systems deals with theories, models and practical methods for the development of intelligent systems, while reducing the existing gap between human and machine capabilities. The major's studies meet the economy's clear need for professionals in the field of artificial intelligence as a result of the accelerated development of technology and its increasing role in our lives, as evidenced by intelligent systems and/or intelligent algorithms that operate, for example, in navigation systems (GPS), computer imaging, Internet agents, computerized trading, programming Study, computerized medicine and more.
The Department of Software and Information Systems Engineering includes the largest number of artificial intelligence researchers compared to other departments in Israel. It is known in Israel and the world as a leader in several fields of artificial intelligence. The studies in this specialization will expose the students to fascinating and up-to-date fields of research, some of them in collaboration with international companies (such as Microsoft, Intel, IBM and Facebook) and leading research institutions in the world (such as Harvard and MIT universities). In addition, the university awards competitive scholarships to eligible candidates.
Who is the program suitable for?
The studies of the major are intended mainly for bachelor's degree graduates in information systems engineering, software engineering, computer science or similar programs, or for bachelor's degree graduates at least in medicine, medical sciences or health professions who wish to specialize in computational medicine.
A. The structure of the focus studies: the focus studies include 36 academic credits and include 8 compulsory and elective courses that award 0.3 credits each, and a master's thesis (thesis) that awards 12 credits.
B. Remedial courses - no credits: A student admitted to the focus, and in particular one who is not a graduate of information systems engineering, at Ben-Gurion University may be required to take remedial courses and will have to complete them by the end of the second semester of his studies and meet them with an average of 85 and a grade of 80 in each course. In particular, there is Make sure that every student in the major has taken a basic course in artificial intelligence such as 37213502 "Introduction to Artificial Intelligence" given in the Department of Software and Information Systems Engineering as a compulsory course in year 3. Students who did not take the above course will be required to complete it.
C. A complete list of the courses in this program appears in the link here. Apart from the above list of courses, the university offers in other departments a number of advanced elective courses in various fields directly or indirectly related to artificial intelligence (for example in the field of robotics). Students will be allowed to take these courses subject to the approval of the department's teaching committee.
D. The thesis in the field of artificial intelligence Every student for the master's degree in information systems engineering, including those studying the major in artificial intelligence and autonomous software systems, must complete a research thesis in the field of artificial intelligence or a related field under the guidance of a faculty member of the department. The research proposal will be approved by the supervisor and by the teaching committee for the master's degree. The work will be judged according to the procedures of the Faculty of Engineering.