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: 

If you are applying to a Pitt-recognized program (PRP), you must work concurrently on the internal Pitt application that you create at and on your program provider’s application through their respective websites. You can’t move forward without completing both applications. While program providers’ application deadlines are often later than our internal Pitt deadline, you have to finish the Pitt application’s pre-decision steps by our internal deadline. A Pitt GEO Advisor will ensure that both your GPA and your disciplinary record allow your status to be changed to “nominated” on your Pitt application.  The actual acceptance to your PRP comes from the provider only after you are nominated by Pitt. 
After you nominated by Pitt, you will be directed to apply to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
NOTE: Prior to being nominated by Pitt, please read the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev application. Their application deadline is typically early March, but please verify deadlines on their website.
Please start their application 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.)
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SAO Staff: 

Lauren Smith-Lemesh M.Ed.

Om Swastiastu Pitt! My name is Lauren, and I am one of the Global Programs Managers in the Swanson School of Engineering. I studied abroad in Indonesia during undergraduate, and worked as a peer study abroad advisor once I returned. After my study abroad trip, I knew that I wanted to support students to have life-changing experiences abroad too. Let's talk about your interests and find a program that will help you achieve your goals! 

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