Center for Applied Analytics

The Center for Applied Analytics enables collaboration with business communities, government, and Not-For-Profit agencies seeking innovative use of analytics. The Center for Applied Analytics' focus is to aid its partners in rapidly adopting new and emerging applications of analytics and decision-making to drive efficiencies and differentiation.

Our Vision

To be the recognized leader in promoting the adoption and effective use of advanced analytics

Our Mission

  • To promote advancements in the knowledge of the analysis and management of business information assets
  • To serve as an expert resource in the interplay of emerging analytic methods and technologies for partners in Chicago, nationally and globally
  • To promote excellence in the management and practice of analytics and information management with the practitioner and executive communities
  • To promote the educational and professional development of UIC’s MIS and Business Analytics students

Meet the Team

Projects at UIC

  • Industry Domain

    • Healthcare
    • Finance
    • Consulting
    • Telecom
    • Legal
    • Insurance
    • HR/Benefits Management
    • CRM
    • Sales
    • Business Planning
    • E-commerce
    • Banking
    • Retail
    • Supply Chain
  • Project Deliverables

    • Risk Management Solutions
    • Report Automation
    • Revenue Forecasting
    • Document Classification
    • Customer Engagement
    • Health Management Solutions


    Projects span the range of difficulty levels with sponsors who are well established in analytics as well as new to analytics

  • Analytics Solutions Used

    • Data Visualization
    • Predictive Modelling
    • Machine Learning
    • Unsupervised Learning
    • Text Analytics
    • Experimental Design
    • Social Network Analysis


    Faculty and students work together to build creative solutions to problem statements of a variety of businesses. For more details, visit here.


Big Data Symposium

The Center for Applied Analytics Big Data Symposium took place on March 31, 2016. Check back soon for information on this year’s event.

Research Partners

  • International Institute for Analytics

    IIA is the hub of a network of analytics experts committed to knowing and sharing the keys to success in an economy increasingly driven by data. IIA guides research clients in their quest to build and grow their analytics programs with access to an in-depth research library, phone-based and in-person events, and custom training and advisory services.

    As a partner, students and faculty get access to:

    • Library of written research
    • Case studies
    • Leading practice briefs
    • Recorded phone briefings and webinars
    • Slide presentations

    For more information on memberships, visit International Institute for Analytics

  • SAS

    SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services and delivers proven solutions that drive innovation and improve performance for some of the most recognizable organizations in the world. The SAS software suite is developed to offer:

    • Advanced analytics
    • Business intelligence
    • Data management
    • Predictive analytics

    SAS offers students an opportunity to enroll with the SAS Technical Enablement Academy for a 12-week Technology Consultant Program designed for pursuing a career as a SAS consultant. This also provides students with a chance to achieve SAS certification. Interested students may also apply for fellowships.

    Visit SAS for more information.

  • Teradata

    Teradata is a global leader in analytic data platforms, marketing applications, and consulting services, and helps organizations become more competitive by increasing the value of their data and customer relationships.

    As an esteemed partner, Teradata provides resources on analytics and big data to UIC faculty and students. A registered user gets hands-on access to:

    • Software from Teradata, SAS and MicroStrategy
    • Wealth of articles and videos on key topics
    • Teaching notes to accompany cases and exercises for faculty
    • Real cases from some of the world’s leading companies like Ebay

    Teradata also encourages certification training for both faculty and students and offers discounts for the actual testing along with providing deeper insights into career opportunities in data and analytics.

    Faculty and students can register for free at Teradata University Network.

Contact Us

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