blog posts Career Center COVID Resources Apr 30, 2020 9:45 am Covid-19 University of Illinois Resources Mar 30, 2020 3:15 pm 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. https://covid19.illinois.edu/ Free On-Line University of Illinois Courses offered through Coursera Mar 24, 2020 3:30 pm 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. https://www.coursera.org/illinois The University of Illinois-Deloitte Foundation Center for Business Analytics Mar 24, 2020 2:30 pm (https://giesbusiness.illinois.edu/faculty-research/academies-centers/the-university-of-illinois---deloitte-foundation-center-for-business-analytics) is on the leading edge of data analytics. The Center develops innovative, in-demand curriculum that empowers students to become the business leaders of tomorrow. The courses, designed by Gies Business faculty, are free and accessible to anyone who wants to better understand the rapidly changing business analytics landscape. Center for Computational Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine (CCBGM) Mar 24, 2020 2:30 pm (https://ccbgm.illinois.edu/) - 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. Data & Analytics Expertise at Illinois Mar 24, 2020 2:30 pm Data and Analytics is at the core of our curriculum in multiple colleges and programs: We have over 1500 students in Stats & Math working on Risk Analytics, Risk Modeling, Theory of Finance and Actuarial Models for insurance or financial economics and analytics – computation and data analytic training. In the Gies College of Business, we have a top accounting program as well as academies focused on risk management and insurance, investment banking, investment management, venture capital, private equity, corporate finance, as well as the Deloitte Center for Data & Analytics. Our Grainger College of Engineering is the 6th best program as well as the largest in the US with top programs including Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering. Our Financial Engineering students are working in derivative securities valuation, optimal portfolio execution, portfolio management, model calibration, volatility modeling, statistical inference of financial models, financial networks, risk management, and high-frequency trading. In our School of Information Sciences students work on information retrieval, automatic text classification and mining, information management, HCI, knowledge management systems, information quality, NLP, and machine learning. Health Data Analytics Initiative Mar 24, 2020 2:15 pm https://healthdataanalytics.illinois.edu/ - is foremost a central hub to connect medical and clinical investigators with AI- and Data Scientists of the College of Engineering and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We are committed to enable and drive fundamental medical research and to improve health care delivery by designing tailored AI and data retrieval solutions for our partners. We are regularly listed among the top engineering programs in the United States and worldwide, and experience consistent recognition as a leading institution in Computer Science, Data Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence.