COMPUTER SCIENCE
& CYBERSECURITY

COMPUTER SCIENCE
& CYBERSECURITY

THE SECURE CONNECTION

FOR A SAFER ISRAEL

WORLD-RANKING
EXCELLENCE

The most important keeper of information is the computer and it is in the fast-moving field of computer science that Bar-Ilan researchers are making their mark.

BIU faculty members are primed to plan the most important conferences on computer science, to work and edit leading journal articles, and develop technologies for autonomous robots to patrol and defend Israel’s borders. Computer science is a dynamic realm which is why the faculty recruited are from the top institutions: MIT, Harvard, NASA and Bell Labs.

The growing reputation for excellence in both applied and theoretical research has also brought BIU mention in ARWU (Academic Ranking of World Universities) to be known as one of the top one hundred best Computer Science departments.

FROM SOFTWARE
TO HARDWARE

Included in computer-science research is the study of multi-agent artificial intelligence (AI), a study headed by Professor Sarit Kraus, who has developed algorithms that allow computers to conduct negotiations with people and even with each other.

Students learn Neuro Language Processing (NLP) by working with computers to “develop” unsupervised semantic learning. They are also trained in software and hardware verification. This is the science of creating programs that automatically verify the correctness of the software – a science upon which the multi-billion dollar software industry depends.

Professor Yehuda Lindell is working with his students to create a privacy infrastructure that prevents outsiders from creating profiles of individuals’ online activities. This includes methods of blocking unnecessary information flow, thereby providing secure access to data that is needed.

Computer Science research at Bar-Ilan helps individuals and organizations harness information and applies it toward the advancement of science, improvement of industrial processes and bettering our day-to-day lives. Researchers are strengthening the knowledge-based economy of Israel as well as making important contributions globally.

CYBERSECURITY
KEEPING ISRAEL SAFE

The cybersecurity center is a vital source of knowledge for Israel’s government and encourages collaboration with the industry on cutting-edge research questions.

The National Cyber Bureau in the Prime Minister’s Office is a sponsor of Bar-Ilan’s Cybersecurity Center of Research. The primary objective of the center is to promote and carry out first-class research in the fields of applied cryptography and cybersecurity, coupled with the training of graduate students – the next generation of leaders in this field.

BIU artificial intelligence experts are contributing to the development of a computerized system that makes it harder for would-be terrorists to break through a facility’s countermeasures. Work also includes multi-robot patrolling, new modes of cryptography and inventing satellite-based remote sensing systems that provide critical data unavailable through any current methods.

The center is headed by Professors Yehuda Lindell and Benny Pinkas, and consists of faculty and students from the Computer Science, Mathematics and Computer Engineering departments.

Professor Yehuda

Lindell

outstanding achievement in

CYBERSECURITY

"A primary aim of my research in this area
is to demonstrate that secure computation
has potential for real-world use,
and many real-world problems
can already be solved today.."

In

Focus

Professor Yehuda

Lindell

outstanding achievement

CYBERSECURITY

"A primary aim of my research
in this area is to demonstrate that
secure computation has potential
for real-world use
and many real-world problems
can already be solved today.."

In

Focus

Professor Yehuda Lindell heads the Cyber Technology Lab at Bar-Ilan University. Yehuda and his team are working daily to strengthen Israel’s long-range cyber defenses against an attack from Israel’s enemies. “We’re already in the era of cyber warfare and cyber crime. And we’re completely unready,” he warns. Just recently, a Hamas plot to trap Israeli soldiers via social media was exposed. Without the work of Professor Lindell and his Cyber team, the IDF’s digital network could have been catastrophically compromised.

As a Professor at BIU’s Department of Computer Science and Cybersecurity, Lindell specializes in cryptography, secure protocols and theoretical foundations. Prior to coming to Bar-Ilan in 2004, Professor Lindell was a Raviv Postdoctoral fellow in the Cryptographic Research Group at the IBM T.J.Watson Research Center. He received his PhD in 2002 from the Weizmann Institute of Science.

 

Pin It on Pinterest