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Physics Colloquium Series: Professor Robert Brunner
(Physics Lecture Series) University of Illinois, Department of Accountancy
“Breaking Data Science”
We live in an increasingly digital world, where an ever-growing quantity of information is generated, collected, archived, and analyzed. The transformation we are witnessing produces new opportunities across many seemingly unrelated academic fields, leading to the development and growth of a new field: Data Science. In this presentation, Dr. Brunner will briefly introduce this new field before demonstrating how skills and techniques from Physics can be applied more broadly to pressing societal issues. A trained physicist in astronomy, Dr. Brunner is the Professor of Accountancy, Arthur Andersen Faculty Fellow, and Director of Deloitte Foundation Center for Business Analytics of the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.