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.


Rahul is in his final year of his Medicine Sciences Ph.D. in Dr. Eitan Rubin’s lab

Rahul V. Veettil

Specializing in cancer genomics & systems pharmacology, Rahul is carrying out extensive next-generation sequencing (NGS) analysis, network analysis, predictive modeling and data visualization. He was an active participant at BGU Model United Nations and a team leader at TEDxBGU, 2016. He enjoys the challenges of creating and implementing an idea, building successful teams, and public speaking.

Minesh is a Health Science Ph.D. candidate in Dr. Eitan Rubin’s lab

Minesh A. Jethva

Working on Cancer Immunology & Precision Medicine using Bioinformatics approaches to identify the role of immune system in cancer progression, personalized therapeutic response and recurrence. He has good experience with Data Mining and Statistical Modeling and is one of the "Kaggle Competition Experts" with current rank 1033 (top 1.3 %).

Ruth is a second year M.Sc. student for Medicine Sciences in the department of Microbiology and Immunology in Dr. Eitan Rubin’s lab

Ruth Hashkes

Currently working on identifying biological markers to predict suicidal thoughts in youth using advanced statistical methods and machine learning algorithms. Loves anything regarding statistics and problem solving.

Moran is a first year PhD student in the faculty of Health Science, at Esti Yeger-Lotem lab

Moran Sharon

She completed her Masters studies in computational biology. She is one of she codes' branch managers in Beer-Sheva, as well as former Python track manager. Moran is a curious and avid learner who loves to learn new things and acquire new skills.


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

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