Jessen Hobson

Jessen L. Hobson is a Professor of Accountancy, the Director of the University of Illinois-Deloitte Foundation Center for Business Analytics, the Co-Director of the Gies Behavioral Research Lab and the PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Faculty Fellow at the University of Illinois. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Jessen has B.S. and M.S. degrees in accounting from Brigham Young University and was an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He teaches graduate-level audit and data analytics. Jessen’s research examines how and why managers over-report their performance, how investors and auditors can detect that deception, and how investors use and misuse information. Jessen’s research has been published in the top journals in his field, including The Accounting Review and The Journal of Accounting Research.

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Machine Learning Algorithms with R in Business Analytics (Coursera)

One of the most exciting aspects of business analytics is finding patterns in the data using machine learning algorithms. In this course you will gain a conceptual foundation for why machine learning algorithms are so important and how the resulting models from those algorithms are used to find actionable [...]
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Tools for Exploratory Data Analysis in Business (Coursera)

This course introduces several tools for processing business data to obtain actionable insight. The most important tool is the mind of the data analyst. Accordingly, in this course, you will explore what it means to have an analytic mindset. You will also practice identifying business problems that can be [...]
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