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    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.

    Jennifer D'Angelo

    Ph.D. Candidate in Marketing

    Jennifer Lee is a Ph.D. student in Marketing specializing in consumer behavior research. Her research currently focuses on interpersonal relationships and product aesthetics. Prior to entering the program, Jennifer worked as a research analyst, helping guide marketing strategy for companies including the Los Angeles Times, Target, and General Mills.

    Tyler DeGroot

    PhD. Candidate in Accounting

    Tyler DeGroot is a Ph.D. student in accounting. His research interests comprise a variety of tax related topics, including the impact of individual level taxes on corporate decisions and how taxpayers interact with tax authorities. Prior to entering the Ph.D. program, he worked in public accounting where he focused on the needs of high net worth individuals, including individual tax planning and compliance, gift, estate, and trust taxation, nonprofits, and pass-through entities. Tyler is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant and earned a Master of Business Taxation degree from the University of Southern California.

    Joshua Derenski

    Ph.D. Candidate 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.

    Chaumanix Dutton

    Ph.D. Candidate in Marketing

    Chaumanix Dutton is a Ph.D. student in Marketing specializing in Consumer Behavior. Her research interests are branding, persuasion, and complexity. Prior to entering the program, Chaumanix worked in Marketing and Brand Management roles for AT&T, PepsiCo, and Dr Pepper Snapple Group.

    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.