BGU's Data Science Community

Who We Are

DiSCo is a data science community at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. We are a community with a goal of overall development and growth of students and professional enthusiasts in Beer-Sheva in the areas of data mining, data science, and machine learning. DiSCo meetups act as a platform to provide hands-on experience in data science tools and techniques, while networking and having fun. We are all about learning, snacks and friendship.

Our Motivation

Data science, also known as data-driven science, is an interdisciplinary field of scientific methods, processes, and systems to extract knowledge or insights from data in various forms, either structured or unstructured, similar to data mining. Harvard Business Review called it "The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century."

The motivation of this club is to serve as a platform for BGU data science enthusiasts to pursue their interests in data science to learn, network, collaborate, create, and innovate.


Opening Event

You are invited to join the first lecture of the series with Dr. Eyal Gruss who will give an introduction to Deep Learning and an overview of state-of-the-art technologies in deep learning and deep neural networks.

Deep learning and deep neural networks have in recent years become the forefront of machine learning and artificial intelligence, and their performance is sometimes compared to that of humans. In this introductory lecture, we will review the latest uses and innovations of these methods in computer vision, language understanding, synthetic media and more.


Eyal Gruss is a New Media Artist, Artificial Intelligence Researcher and Dr. of physics.

Monday, December 16, 2019


Building 15, Room 300. 

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Data Visualization Workshop

Join us for an exciting workshop with a number of case studies in which we will go over graphs and take them from a "nothing" defective state to a "something" state. The workshop will take place in Python in a Jupiter workbook environment.


Boris Gorelik is a freelancer and lecturer in the field of data science and data visualization. Boris has a PhD in Computational Chemistry and a Pharmacy degree. Boris Gorelik's personal website:

Sunday, April 5, 2020



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Stop Being a Git!

In this workshop we will learn what Git is, why it's good and how to use it as a team, while adhering to industry standards and sharing tips.

 During the workshop we will use git and github so it is recommended that you install the software beforehand.


Guy Warburg, Developer Paul Stack at Datree, a git based policy engine.
During his work at the company, Guy was exposed to many practices with Git in particular and various technologies in general.

Enjoys developing smart, comfortable interfaces, playing Ultimate Frisbee and staying home with his wife

Sunday, April 12, 2020



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Winning Kaggle WIDS Challenge & Feature Engineering

Dan Ofer (WiDs 2020 Winning team) will lecture about :
- His WiDS 2020 1st place solution
- General tricks for winning Kaggle competitions
- Ways to approach time series forecasting + feature engineering.

Thursday, April 30, 2020



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Sheli Kohan

Sheli is a first-year MSc student in the Faculty of Industrial Engineering with a specialization in Data Science at Face Language Lab

Sheli studied in a fast track for a master's degree. In her thesis, Sheli is developing a model that established a vector space of facial expressions. In addition, she works as a data scientist at Verint research team. Sheli is a self-learner who believes that creativity and persistence are the keys to solving problems.


Shahar Wirtzberger




Meet Experts

Meet experts from the industry and learn about real-world data science challenges



Learn and acquire skills using data science tutorials

Participate in online competitions and practice what we learn


Have Fun

​Form groups and networks for future collaborations

Well, we don't need to explain this :)

Most of DiSCo's activities are posted on Facebook.

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