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    Sebnem Manolya Demir

    Ph.D. Student in Data Sciences and Operations

    Reed Douglas

    Ph.D. Candidate of Finance and Business Economics
    Reed is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Finance and Business Economics department at the USC Marshall School of Business. He is researching empirical asset pricing, dividend processes, and market micro-structure. Reed is currently working on projects examining the demand for dividends by investor type, the agency problems with payment-for-order-flow, as well as two projects studying the cross-section of price-dividend ratios in place of returns.

    Greg Faletto

    Ph.D Candidate 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. Candidate 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.

    Aikaterini Giannoutsou

    Ph.D. Candidate in Data Sciences and Operations
    Aikaterini Giannoutsou is a PhD student in the Data Sciences and Operations department in the Marshall School of Business. She previously obtained her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Economics at New York University and worked as a Research Assistant at the Operations Research Center of MIT where she focused on healthcare operations. Her current research focuses in mechanism design and the dynamics of two-sided platforms.