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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.

    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. 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.

    Chaumanix Dutton

    Ph.D. student of 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.

    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.

    Ju Rie (Alyssa) Han

    Ph.D. student 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.