Data Mining and Business Intelligence for cyber security applications-Israel

Data Mining and Business Intelligence for Cyber Security Applications summer program focuses on automatic data analysis and the extraction of information and knowledge. Gain both theoretical and practical knowledge by learning the basic tools of data mining in Israel’s cyber security command center, Beersheba. The program includes of two 3-credit courses and a mandatory one-week internship at BGU’s Cyber Security Research Center. Additionally, students take part in professional field trips with Industry leaders. 

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  • Good academic and behavioral standing
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • In third year of undergraduate program
  • Please check partner school for additional requirements

Cost of the program:  Please check with the provider's website. Please note once you are registered for the program, you will be charged the $300 study abroad fee through the Pitt Pay system. Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

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Academic Description: 
Please refer to the Data Mining and Business Intelligence for Cyber Security Applications program site for the most up to date information on available courses. Past courses have included: Basic and Advanced Methods of 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 Please contact your academic department for how the course could transfer for credit at Pitt.
Computer Science
Application Instructions: 

You must first be accepted by the Swanson School of Engineering International Programs Office, then you will be directed to apply to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Prior to being accepted by Pitt, please read the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev application. Their application deadline is early March.  Please verify deadlines on their website. Please start it in-advance because it will take time for you to prepare this application. (Typically you will need a personal statement, official transcript, academic recommendation letter, etc.but other items may be needed.) 

SAO Staff: 

Alicia JF Olalde, M.A.

Konnichiwa! After working for the JET program in Japan for just over two years, I decided to pursue a career in international education. I returned to the US via a few months of travel -slowing making my way west with many stops in stunning locations and with amazing people. Whenever possible, I continue to love exploring new countries and cultures! I have been fortunate to work both as an administrator and as a classroom educator in higher education; my areas of interest are international, adult and comparative education.  I enjoy assisting engineering students seize international opportunities! Reach out to me at!

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