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  • Career Center COVID Resources

  • Center for Artificial Intelligence Driven Health Data Systems and Analytics

    ( - was developed to address the rapid growth in clinical and biological data and the ever-growing technological breakthroughs and limited knowledge about the science of key diseases. It is this opportunity to transform medicine through the powers of computing and algorithmic innovations that is at the core of the Center for Artificial Intelligence-Driven Health Data Systems and Analytics.

  • Center for Computational Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine (CCBGM)

    ( - The goal of the CCBGM is to leverage the power of data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and high-performance computation to advance healthcare discovery.   In order to accomplish this, there is a need for computational tools for big data analytics and machine learning models in genomic and genetic data analysis, patient-specific data, imaging, compression, encryption, and data transfer. The center will address these needs using biological modeling, algorithm design, interface development and iterative optimization in direct collaboration with cutting-edge biology researchers analyzing real data.

  • Covid-19 University of Illinois Resources

    The spread of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) continues to create uncertainty and concern both globally and here in our community. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign continues to monitor developments and to take any new actions that are warranted as new information emerges in this rapidly changing situation. Our campus medical staff is in constant contact with local, state and national public health officials to take necessary precautions and to share critical and accurate new information as we learn of it. We are also working closely with local and regional emergency planners to ensure we are prepared to respond quickly and effectively until the spread of the COVID-19 is controlled. We are developing plans to both protect the safety and health of our campus community as well as to ensure continuity of our business and academic operations.

    This page is intended to be a central starting point for information and updates about the impact of the COVID-19 virus on our university. We hope these resources and links will answer questions you might have and connect you to the departments and units where you will find more detailed information about any specific concerns you might have. 

  • Free On-Line University of Illinois Courses offered through Coursera

    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a world leader in research, teaching and public engagement, distinguished by the breadth of its programs, broad academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty and alumni. Illinois serves the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and finding solutions to critical societal needs. 

  • Illinois RapidVent - Emergency Ventilator Prototype

    A team led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Grainger College of Engineering and Carle Health has produced a prototype emergency ventilator to help address the expected surge in the need for respiratory care associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Find out more about the prototype at

  • Illinois Security Lab and Prof. Carl Gunter

    ( ) supports research and education in computer and network security. The lab is part of the Computer Science Department of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Its current research projects concern theoretical and practical issues in critical infrastructure, health information technology, electronic messaging systems, networking, and privacy. The lab is also involved in security education at all levels at the University.

  • Information Trust Institute

    ( - ITI provides national leadership combining research and education with industrial outreach in trustworthy and secure information systems. The institute brings together over 100 faculty and senior researchers, many graduate student researchers, and industry partners to conduct foundational and applied research to enable the creation of critical applications and cyber infrastructures.

  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)

    ( is a hub of transdisciplinary research and digital scholarship where the University of Illinois faculty, staff, and students, and collaborators from around the globe, unite to address research grand challenges. Current research focus areas include digital agriculture, bio and health sciences, earth and environment, astronomy, plus many more.  We have a HIPAA compliant cluster for our collaboration with Mayo Clinic and are in the process of creating a second HIPAA compliant cluster for campus-related research.

    The National Center for Supercomputing Applications is joining a new effort focused on the abatement of Covid-19 and mitigating risks from future pandemics using AI.

  • The Grainger College of Engineering - COVID-19: Introductory Seminar

    Dean Rashid Bashir and Associate Dean for Advancement, Dale Wright, moderate a virtual discussion with expert Illinois faculty on COVID-19, including how Grainger Engineering is responding and mobilizing during the pandemic. Topics for this seminar include - Coronavirus biology with Assistant Professor Jessica Brinkworth - Epidemic modeling & predictors with Professors Nigel Goldenfeld and Sergei Maslov - Diagnostics with Professor Brian Cunningham - Ventilators & devices with Professor Bill King - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) with Professor Helen Nguyen. Link

  • The Magelli Office of Experiential Learning

    The Magelli Office of Experiential Learning in the Gies College of Business University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a new resource for businesses looking for assistance navigating business and technology strategies during and post COVID-19. Student teams from the Masters in Technology Management program are available to provide assistance. Students are able to start on projects as soon as March 27th, to request assistance and submit a project:…/learni…/submit-a-project or feel free to reach out with any questions.

  • U of I researchers adapt robots to fight against COVID-19