Prof. Lior Rokach
Lior Rokach is a data scientist and Professor in the Department of Software and Information Systems Engineering at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev where he serves as the head of the department. He established the Machine Learning and Big Data labs at BGU which promote innovative adaptations of machine learning and data science methods to create the next generation of intelligent systems. Lior has made significant contributions to the cyber security field by developing machine learning algorithms that are capable of identifying malwares and protecting user data and privacy.
Lior joined BGU in 2005 after receiving a B.Sc. (summa cum laude), M.Sc. (cum laude), and Ph.D. from Tel Aviv University. He is the author of over 100 peer reviewed papers in leading journals and six books including Data Leakage Detection and Prevention, Pattern Classification Using Ensemble Methods, Data Mining with Decision Trees, and Decomposition Methodology for Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining. He is also co-editor of several handbooks published by Springer (Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Handbook and Recommender Systems Handbook), and he is currently co-editing the Handbook of Computational Intelligence in Cyber Security.