HEART Analytics

We are a group of researchers that work on healthcare related topics. During the COVID19 crisis, we are focused upon modeling the spread of infection and dynamic allocation of resources during the crisis. The group comprises of researchers from the UIUC, UC Berkeley, and advisors with supply chain expertise in the health care industry. Our research includes prediction of new infections, allocation of resources for testing, hotspots identification, and guidance for safe reopening.


Hotspots for Emerging Epidemics: Multi-Task and Transfer Learning over Mobility Networks

Control Of Epidemic Spreads Via Testing And Lock-Down

Safe Reopening Strategies For Educational Institutions During COVID-19: A Data-Driven Agent-Based Approach

What Explains India’s Second Wave of COVID-19 Infections

Group Members

Eren Ahsen, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, UIUC

Subhonmesh Bose, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UIUC
S. Bose’s expertise lies in optimization, control and game theory with various applications in power and energy with interfaces to transportation.

Albert C. England III, MD, FIDSA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (retired), UIUC
Dr England is a Staff Physician at OSF HealthCare Heart of Mary Medical Center.

Mitch Goodman, Experienced Healthcare Supply Chain Professional
M. Goodman is a consultant on our project. He has extensive medical supply chain domain experience. He led the integration of the $1B Sutter Health’s supply chain into a shared service model. He has agreed to lend his expertise to our effort on modeling and mapping the medical supply chain in Thrust 2. As a supply chain leader, he and his teams deployed enterprise-wide processes to improve accountability and visibility to spend management while navigating through significant supply disruption due to fires in Northern California and Hurricane Maria.

Shuai Hao, PhD Student in Business Administration
S. Hao research interests are fintech, healthcare, gig economy and empirical OM.

Anton Ivanov, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, UIUC
A. Ivanov’s research stands at the intersection of information systems, data science, and healthcare analytics with an emphasis on user-generated content.

Ujjal Mukherjee, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, UIUC
U. Mukherjee works on econometric modeling and data analytics application in Operations Management including healthcare.

Sridhar Seshadri, Alan J. and Joyce D. Baltz Endowed Professor of Business Administration, UIUC
S. Seshadri has an established track record in stochastic modeling and supply chain management with application focus in several areas relevant to this research.

Sebastian Souyris, Postdoc Research Associate, UIUC
S. Souyris works on data-driven optimization, machine learning, and economic analysis in operations and management science.

Padmavati Sridhar, Graduate Student, UC Berkeley School of Information
P. Sridhar has a background in software and data engineering and is leading the web application development.

Ron Watkins, Associate Dean, Strategic Innovation, UIUC
R. Watkins was asked by the University of Illinois System to be on the COVID-19 leadership team as the project manager for test site selection for the State of Illinois. He has been the spokesperson of our team so far and has constantly guided the development of our models and predictive analytics.

Former Members

Yuqian Xu, Assistant Professor, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill
Y. Xu focuses on applied probability, stochastic control, econometric models and structural models with recent research on healthcare.