Ben-Gurion University of the Negev



Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is one of Israel’s leading research universities and among the world leaders in many fields.

It has around 20,000 students and 4,000 faculty members in the Faculties of Engineering Sciences; Health Sciences; Natural Sciences; the Pinchas Sapir Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management; the Joyce and Irving Goldman School of Medicine; the Kreitman School of Advanced Graduate Studies; and the Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies. More than 100,000 alumni play important roles in all areas of research and development, industry, health care, the economy, society, culture and education in Israel.

The University has three main campuses: The Marcus Family Campus in Beer-Sheva; the research campus at Sede Boqer and the Eilat Campus, and is home to national and multi-disciplinary research institutes: the National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev; the National Institute of Solar Energy; the Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology; the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research; the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel & Zionism, and Heksherim – The Research Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture.

AI Labs

AI and Data Science Lab at Ben-Gurion University and the University of Edinburgh
The AI and Data Science Lab ([email protected]) at Ben-Gurion University and the University of Edinburgh focuses on the analysis and design of agent-technologies for interacting with people using a multi-faceted approach, drawing on artificial intelligence (knowledge representation and learning), psychology (social and cognitive factors), and economics (behavioral game theoretic paradigms).
[email protected] is an umbrella organization at Ben Gurion University, being home to various cyber security, big data analytics and AI applied research activities.Residing in newly established R&D center at the new Hi-Tech park of Beer Sheva (Israel’s Cyber Capital), [email protected] serves as a platform for the most innovative and technologically challenging projects with various industrial and governmental partners.
The Data Science Research Center
The Data Science Research Center at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev ([email protected]), founded in April 2018, brings together one of the largest multidisciplinary groups of data scientists in Israel.  The DSRC members work on theoretical and practical problems in data mining, machine learning, and big data along with applying data science methods and tools to such diverse fields as natural language processing, computer vision, artificial intelligence, robotics, computational biology, bioinformatics, medical diagnostics, precision agriculture, social network analysis, control, optimization, and many others.