Key Researcher – Machine Learning Domain
Software and Information Systems Engineering (SISE) Department
Lior Rokach is a data scientist and a Professor of Information Systems and Software Engineering at BGU. His research interests lie in the design and analysis of machine learning and data mining algorithms and their applications in cyber security, recommendation systems and information retrieval. Prof. Rokach is the author of over 200 peer reviewed papers in leading journals (e.g., Machine Learning, Machine Learning Research, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge, and Data Engineering and Pattern Recognition), conference proceedings, patents, and book chapters. In addition, he has also authored six books including: “Data Leakage Detection and Prevention” (Springer, 2012), “Pattern Classification Using Ensemble Methods” (World Scientific Publishing, 2009), “Data Mining with Decision Trees” (World Scientific Publishing, 2007), and “Decomposition Methodology for Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining” (World Scientific Publishing, 2005). Prof. Rokach is also the co-editor of “The Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Handbook” (1st edition, Springer, 2005; 2nd edition, 2010), “Soft Computing for Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining” (Springer, 2007), and “Recommender Systems Handbook” (1st edition, Springer, 2011; 2nd edition, 2015). His works are cited extensively, and his books are standard classroom reading for graduate courses. Prof. Rokach established BGU’s Machine Learning Research Laboratory which carries out research and projects in the broad area of machine learning and its applications; specifically, the lab promotes innovative adaptations of machine learning methods to create the next generation of intelligent systems. Since its establishment in March 2006, the machine learning lab has been involved in more than two dozen research projects that have attracted a significant amount of funding. Among the institutions that have funded Prof. Rokach's research are: Deutche Telekom Co., Intel, IBM, EMC, Lockheed Martin, General Motors, the Israeli Ministry of Defense (Center for Development of Means and Infrastructure), and the Israeli Ministry of Trade and Commerce.