Early in April, the University of Illinois welcomed Synchrony to the Research Park. Synchrony Vice-President Ujjval Patel shared with News-Gazette why the Connecticut financial services company came to Champaign-Urbana. Patel, a University of Illinois alum, explains that the community’s impressive talent pool was a huge draw. Our student interns bring an interdisciplinary education with them to the job and this makes all the difference.
With an eye toward using machine vision and machine learning to improve online shopping and credit risk assessment, Patel is optimistic that University of Illinois interns will help Synchrony “build a bridge to the future.”
For more on Synchrony’s new Emerging Technology Center at Research Park and the man running it, click here.
To learn more about the new office and their grand opening this month, click here.