DSI Outstanding Publication Award  

April, 2023 


The DSI at BIU would like to recognize and reward exceptional work in the area of data science that resulted in a significant contribution to the field. The award will be open to all students in the university who have recently published an academic publication in the field of data science in a top-tier peer-reviewed venue. This is a unique opportunity for BIU students to receive recognition for their hard work. 

The Outstanding Publication Awards will be provided in the form of a scholarship. The scholarships are intended to support and encourage students to continue their academic pursuits in data science.

The DSI has allocated a total of up to 50K NIS for scholarships of 1,000 to 4,000 NIS each. The applications will be reviewed by a panel of experts from the Data Science Institute, and the winners will be announced at the DSI retreat that will take place in June 2023. The total number of scholarships and the individual scholarship amounts will be determined based on the quality and significance of the publications. 

Eligibility Criteria and Limitations

  • The call is open to all BIU research students of DSI Members:
    • An applying student needs to be an active registered BIU student or PostDoc in the academic year of TASHPAG.
  • The call is open to any publication (e.g. journal or conference paper) in the field of data science in a top-tier peer-reviewed venue. The publication date (the date used for citation purposes) must be from the current academic year – i.e. Oct 1, 2022 – Sep 30, 2023. 
  • An applicant must be one of the authors of the publication.  
  • Students may submit multiple applications (each for a different publication), however, the total award per student is limited to 4,000 NIS.
  • In the case that a single publication has multiple eligible authors, these authors can apply separately, however, this co-authorship will be taken into account when the committee decides on the scholarship amount.

Submission Guidelines and Process

  • The application should be submitted by the student via the following form:
  • Submissions include:
    • Name of applicant, name of BIU advisor(s), publication reference and URL.  
  • Deadline for submission: June 11, 2023.
  • The awards will be announced at the DSI retreat that will take place in mid June 2023.

If you have published an academic paper in the area of data science, we strongly encourage you to apply for the DSI Outstanding Publication Awards. This is an excellent opportunity for you to gain recognition for your work, and we look forward to receiving your applications.

We wish you all the best of luck.


The Data Science Institute

For any questions contact: dsi@biu.ac.il

Data Science Institute manager at Bar-Ilan University

The Data Science Institute (DSI) at Bar Ilan University is an academic-research institute, whose mission is to promote scientific research in data science and the use of data science methods in all research fields in the academy and the industry. The institute works to integrate the use of data science in research in the various faculties and in the future aims to provide research and consulting services to the industry.

We are looking for an institute manager who will lead to the next stage in the expansion of the Institute’s activities in both academy and industry.

The DSI Manager will promote DS research across all university faculties, with emphasis on social and humanities, and will seek and promote industrial collaboration and research services for the industry.

As the DSI manager you will

  • Lead the DSI team (computing, admin, DS research personnel, academic)
  • Take part in the annual planning with the director/steering committee and be in charge of plan execution managerial and financial
  • Develop external connections and communication: seek and promote academic collaboration, including initiation and support for joint grant proposals, promote the DSI in the media and provide research services and support
  • Develop profitable services of consulting and research in the industry


  • Educational background: A master’s or doctoral degree in a field related to data science, e.g., computer science, statistics, math, etc.
  • Relevant work experience: Experience in a related field, such as data analysis, machine learning, etc.
  • Proven experience in team management.
  • Research and publication: Experience conducting and publishing research in the field of data science with business experience – desirable
  • Experienced in organizational change implementation – desirable

For DSI manager position you will need:

  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to manage a diverse team. Experience with project management and the ability to prioritize tasks and delegate responsibilities effectively are also important.
  • A deep understanding of data science concepts and techniques, as well as experience with relevant tools and programming languages such as Python, R, SQL, and machine learning frameworks.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with other departments, faculty, and staff. The ability to communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders is also desirable.

Apply to: dsi-director.office@biu.ac.il