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Robert J Brunner

Professor of Accountancy and Arthur Andersen Faculty Fellow


Educational Background

Ph.D., Astronomy, John Hopkins University, 1998
M.A., Astronomy, John Hopkins University, 1994
M.S., Physics, Purdue University, 1992
B.S., Physics, Purdue University, 1990

Positions Held

Associate Dean for Innovation and Chief Disruption Officer, Gies College of Business, present
Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017 to present
Director, University of Illinois - Deloitte Foundation Center for Business Analytics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017 to present
Data Science, Expert in Residence, University of Illinois, Research Park, 2016-2018

Recent Publications

Brunner, R., Biscarri, W., Zhao, S. 2018. A simple and fast method for computing the Poisson binomial distribution function. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 122: 92-100

Brunner, R., Carrasco, M., Yu, W. 2017. Vizic: A Jupyter-based interactive visualization tool for astronomical catalogs. Astronomy and Computing, 20: 128-139

Brunner, R., Kim, E. 2016. Teaching data science. Procedia Computer Science, 80: 1947-1956

Honors and Awards

Arthur Andersen Faculty Fellow, Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018 to present