Ariel Cyber Innovation Center (ACIC) produces and promotes leading edge theoretical and applied cyber security research. The center was founded on the premise that Israel - and, by extension, the world – is in pressing need of innovative real-world solutions, both immediate and sustainable, to the complexities of current and emerging issues on all cyber security frontiers. Established in 2013, the center is currently a focal point of multi-disciplinary activity and next generation innovation. ACIC is headed by Maj. Gen. (Res.) Ami Shafran, with academic leadership from researchers in the Department of Computer Science. Departmental participation is rich and diverse, including faculty from Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management, Social Sciences and Criminology.

 

ACIC's primary objective is to offer robust infrastructure for all cyber security research and development. Information security and management, computer and mobile network protection, cryptography, security regulation and compliance, secure software development, criminology, and anomaly detection represent a sampling of the center's interests. ACIC aims to solidify its leadership role in the community of cyber security practitioners. Building itself up as a hub of intra- and inter-institutional collaboration, ACIC ultimately promotes the excellence of the Ariel University brand.

 

ACIC vigorously encourages cooperation with academic institutions, industries, governmental organizations, across public and financial sectors. The center is also committed to the next generation of cyber security professionals, and supports young researchers to embody the highest ethical and professional standards. ACIC, therefore, represents an exciting vision, one that makes a significant contribution to the national cybersecurity agenda.

RESEARCH

RESEARCHERS

 
 

Prof. Dana Shapira

Researcher

Research fields: Data Compression, Data Retrieval and Approximation Algorithms

Mail:  shapird@ariel.ac.il

Prof. Boaz Ben-Moshe

Researcher

Research fields: Geometry, Mapping, Movement planning, Geometric Optimization and Nano-Satellites.

Mail: benmo@ariel.ac.il

Dr. Lee-Ad Gottlieb

Researcher

Research fields: Computational geometry, embeddings, machine learning

Mail: leead@ariel.ac.il

Dr. Anat Paskin Cherniavsky

Researcher

Research fields: Theoretical Cryptography - Secure Computation and Secret Sharing, Information Theoretically, Secure Cryptography and the interplay between Cryptography and Coding  Theory.

Mail: anatpc@ariel.ac.il

Prof. Aryeh Kontorovich

Researcher

Research fields: Computational and statistical learning theory, metric spaces, Markov chains

Mail: karyeh@cs.bgu.ac.il

Dr. Tal Grinshpoun

Researcher

Research fields: Artificial Intelligence, Multiagent Systems, Operations Research,  Scheduling,  Trust and Reputation Systems, Wireless Routing 

and Distributed Security.

Mail: talgr@ariel.ac.il

Dr. Ron Hirschprung

Researcher

Research fields: Mathematical and algorithmic model to preserve privacy and Information security 

Mail: ronyh@ariel.ac.il

Dr. Chen Hajaj

Researcher

Research fields: Adversarial Machine Learning, Malware detection, Adversarial examples

Mail: chenha@g.ariel.ac.il

Dr. Kirill Kogan

Researcher

Research fields: Autonomous networks, in-network data processing

Mail: kirill.kogan@gmail.com

Dr. Amit Dvir

Director

Research fields: Encrypted Traffic, Network attacks and Secure Ad Hoc routing protocols

Mail: amitdv@g.ariel.ac.il

Dr. Eran Omri

Deputy Director and Head of Scientific Committee

Research fields: Cryptography, Secure Computation, and Privacy

Mail: omrier@gmail.com

Dr. Moti Zwilling

Researcher

Research fields: Machine Learning and Data Mining, Recommendation Systems, Information Retrieval, Information Security and Behavior Across The Internet, Development of methodologies and technologies for analysis of Big Data and Business Intelligence (BI) tools

Mail: motiz@ariel.ac.il

Kiryat hamada 3, Building 56

Ariel, Israel, 4077603