Gain theoretical and practical knowledge, including tools, in this unique summer program
The Data Mining & Business Intelligence for Cyber Security summer 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 cybersecurity problems.
The final project corresponds with the course materials and contributes to the practical experience component. In addition, students will take part in professional field trips to leading companies, in order to enhance their understanding of data mining and cybersecurity.
Course dates 2023: July 9 - August 3, 2023
Extended Application Deadline: March 20, 2023
Course dates 2024: July 7th – August 1st, 2024
Application deadline: January 31st, 2024
Admission notification: Februray, 2024
The program will be taught in the English language.
Regarding 2024 - the program may be subject to change. Check the website for regular updates.
Data Mining and Business Intelligence focus 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 cybersecurity enhancement. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) was founded in 1969 and established itself as one of the leading universities in Israel. Over the years, BGU has acquired an international reputation. In 2012, Israel's Prime Minister declared that Beer Sheva and BGU are to become the country's cybersecurity command center. Consequently, the Cyber Security Research Center and the Big Data Lab were established at the 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.
World-renowned professors and lecturers:
Learn in-person from renowned BGU faculty and leading industry practitioners.
- Academic Courses for Credits:
Advanced Topics in Cyber Security (3 credits)
Methods for Detecting Cyber Attack (3 credits)
- Final Project dealing with novel cybersecurity problems
- Professional field trips, visiting the industry's leading innovators, supporting organizations and additional figures of the data mining and Cyber Security ecosystem.
- Touristic field trips
Students in their third year of undergraduate studies (and higher) or at any stage of their graduate studies in Information Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Communication Engineering, Data Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Industrial Engineering & Management with Robotics or Information Systems track. The student must have a GPA of at least 82 or 3.0.
English proficiency is required.
Personal Laptop (Windows OS).
Programming experience - advantage
All applications will be evaluated by an admissions committee.
Please prepare the following documents:
Course-specific recommendation letter from the head of the department
Motivation letter in which you explain why you want to attend this program (maximum one page long)
Passport-format photograph (JPG)
Scanned copy of your passport
How to Apply
Please visit our online application form
Application fee - $60 (non-refundable)
Tuition - $2,950*
Accommodations - $450
*Including an academic certificate for 6 credits, health insurance, and field trips. Tuition does not include airfare, meals, and personal expenses.
Full scholarships are available for outstanding students.
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