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    Victor Dahan

    Ph.D. Student in Finance & Business Economics

    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.

    Jesse Gardner

    Ph.D. Student in Accounting
    Jesse Gardner is a PhD student in the Leventhal School of Accounting. He is interested in financial accounting, financial statement disclosures, and capital markets. Prior to entering the PhD program, he worked for PwC as a Tax Senior Associate in their New York City office. During his 3 years with the firm, he rotated between the Real Estate and M&A tax groups. Jesse is licensed as a CPA, and earned a MBT degree from USC in 2014 and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Virginia Tech in 2013.

    Ju Rie (Alyssa) Han

    Ph.D. Candidate in Management and Organization
    Alyssa Jurie Han is a Ph.D. student in the department of Management and Organization at the Marshall School of Business. She received her B.A. in cognitive science and psychology from the University of Virginia. Alyssa primarily studies interpersonal perception and the consequences of actor-observer asymmetries, as well as the role of perspective-taking in the management of such asymmetries. Her second stream of research involves extending research on person perception to the examination of how individuals perceive organizations.

    Rong Qing Han

    Ph.D. Candidate in Data Sciences and Operations
    Brian Rongqing Han a Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of Data Sciences and Operations, USC Marshall School of Business. His research addresses how e-commerce platforms leverage the vast network of logistics infrastructure as an offline platform for commercial activities such as promotion and advertising of physical products. He uses field experiment combined with machine learning and data-driven optimization to explore innovative business models, generate business value, and transform the industry.