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Ph.D. Students

Trambak Banerjee

Ph.D. student in Data Sciences and Operations

Trambak is a PhD student in Statistics at USC Marshall School of Business. His research interests include high-dimensional statistical inference, large scale optimization techniques and computational statistics. He has previously served as a quantitative risk modeler in the financial services sector where he developed statistical models for estimating banking regulatory capital for Credit and Operational risk events.

Hailong Cui

Ph.D. candidate in Data Sciences and Operations

Hailong Cui works at the interface of operations management and data analytics. His research focuses on data-driven prediction, inference, and decision-making with applications to service, retail and sustainable operations. He draws methods from statistical machine learning, econometrics, game theory, and optimization in his research. He is a recipient of the USC Provost’s Ph.D. Fellowship, and prior to his Ph.D. study, he served as a fraud risk manager with American Express, and a credit risk analyst with HSBC.

Joshua Derenski

Ph.D. student in Data Sciences and Operations

Josh is a statistics Ph.D. student in the Marshall School of Business. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in statistics at UCLA, where he analyzed energy consumption data for the UCLA Institute for the Environment and Sustainability. His current research interests are time series analysis and functional data analysis.

Greg Faletto

Ph.D Student in Data Sciences and Operations

Gregory Faletto is a PhD Student in the statistics group of the Department of Data Sciences and Operations. He is interested in feature selection, causal inference, & modeling with applications in social science and business.

Luella Fu

Ph.D. student in Data Sciences and Operations

Luella Fu is a Ph.D. student in Statistics. Her research interests include high-dimensional data analysis, algorithms, finance and technology. She was previously at Yale conducting biostatistics research and at Facebook modeling advertising revenue.

Rong Qing Han

Ph.D. student in Data Sciences and Operations

Han, Rongqing is a first year Ph.D. student in Operations Management. His research interest falls on to the application of econometrics model in operations management. Prior to his Ph.D program in Marshall School of Business, he spent the last six years studying finance at Shanghai University of Finance & Economics. He is passionate about learning operations research and stochastic process methodologies and those applications in business world. He wants add more econometrics and empirical elements in the field of operations management during the program.

Michael Huang

Ph.D. student in Data Sciences and Operations

Michael Huang is a PhD student in the Data Science and Operations department in the Marshall School of Business. He previously studied Operations Research at Columbia University where he worked on research in healthcare operations. His research interests are in developing better optimization methods and algorithms to improve decision making under uncertainty.

Shobhit Jain

Ph.D. student in Data Sciences and Operations

Wilson Lin

Ph.D. student of Data Sciences and Operations

Wilson Lin is a Ph.D. student in the Data Sciences and Operations department at the USC Marshall School of Business. His current research interests include applied probability and decision making under uncertainty, with applications in policy and healthcare. He earned his M.S. in Operations Research Engineering and B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Southern California.

Erhun Ozkan

Ph.D. student in Data Sciences and Operations

Erhun Ozkan is a PhD student in the Data Sciences and Operations department. His research interests are application of probability theory, queueing theory, and stochastic processes in matching markets, revenue management, and healthcare systems.