Lior Rokach is a data scientist and a Full Professor of Information Systems and Software Engineering at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His research interests lie in the design and analysis of Machine Learning and Data Mining algorithms and their applications in Cyber Security, Recommender Systems and Information Retrieval.

Since 2005 he has been a faculty member at Ben-Gurion University. In addition, he has had several visiting positions - the most recent at the College of Information Sciences and Technology at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

Prof. Rokach is the author of over 200 peer reviewed papers in leading journals (e.g., Machine Learning, Machine Learning Research, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge, and Data Engineering and Pattern Recognition), conference proceedings, patents, and book chapters. In addition, he has also authored six books including Data Leakage Detection and Prevention (Springer, 2012), Pattern Classification Using Ensemble Methods (World Scientific Publishing, 2009), Data Mining with Decision Trees (World Scientific Publishing, 2007) and Decomposition Methodology for Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (World Scientific Publishing, 2005). Prof. Rokach is also the co-editor of The Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Handbook (1st edition, Springer, 2005; 2nd edition, 2010), Soft Computing for Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (Springer, 2007), and Recommender Systems Handbook (1st edition, Springer, 2011; 2nd edition, 2015). His works are highly cited and his books are standard classroom reading on the topic for graduate courses.