Interest in astrophysics in Morocco and Arab countries is growing rapidly. The region finally has a regional office for OAD. However, lacks the critical mass of professional astrophysicists and graduate programs that can contribute to the development of the research in this field. A winter school at Cadi Ayyad University focusing on statistical data analysis and data mining in various astrophysical fields. It will present the theoretical concepts of the main astrophysical fields. Collaboration is already in place with the American Association of Variable Star Observers. Our target is students at the advanced under and postgraduate levels from Arab countries.