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    Lei Pei

    Ph.D. Candidate in Marketing
    Lei is a Ph.D. student in quantitative marketing. Prior to joining the program, Lei worked as a research analyst for a marketing firm in Toronto. She also worked as a program evaluation officer for the Canadian federal government and as a web developer for a major Canadian bank. Her research interests are in strategic communication, advertising, and online shopping.

    Bradley Rava

    Ph.D. Student in Data Sciences and Operations
    Bradley is a Ph.D. student of Statistics at USC Marshall. He received his bachelors at USC in applied math and has also previously studied at Yale University and the London School of Economics. Bradley has also interned as a Researcher / Data Scientist for the Cyber Insurance Group at Symantec, Summit Consulting, and Swoon Editions. His research interests lie in Graphical Methods, Network Analysis, Machine Learning and Topological Data Analysis. Currently Bradley's research is supported by the National Science Foundations (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship for Mathematical Statistics.

    Beverly Rich

    Ph.D. Candidate in Management and Organization
    Beverly Rich is a Ph.D. student in Strategy at USC Marshall School of Business. She holds a J.D. from USC Gould School of Law and a B.A. from Yale University. Beverly researches how firms use legal strategies to gain competitive advantage and drive innovation, with a focus on firms’ strategic use of contracts and cooperation. Prior to beginning her Ph.D., Beverly worked as a trial lawyer in Los Angeles and as a consultant on internet security and policy.

    Stacey Ritter

    Ph.D. Candidate in Accounting
    Stacey Ritter is a Ph.D. student in the Leventhal School of Accounting. Her research interests include behavioral topics in auditing, financial reporting, and managerial accounting. She has professional experience in the Enterprise Risk Services practice at Deloitte, the Internal Audit department at Raytheon, and the Provost Office at the University of Cincinnati. Stacey is a licensed Certified Public Accountant with a master’s degree in Accounting and a minor in Management Information Systems from The University of Texas at Austin.

    Satish Sahoo

    PhD. Candidate in Accounting
    Satish Sahoo is a Ph.D. student in the Leventhal School of Accounting. His research focuses on Mergers & Acquisitions and Debt Contracting. Satish earned his bachelor’s degree from National Institute of Technology, Rourkela and MBA from Asian Institute of Management, Manila. He is a CFA charter holder and a certified FRM. Prior to entering the Ph.D. program, Satish worked in financial and technology sectors in India for 5 years.

    Simeng Shao

    Ph.D. Student in Data Sciences and Operations
    Simeng Shao is a PhD student in the Data Science and Operations department in the Marshall School of Business. She previously studied Statistics at Renmin University of China. Her research interests are High-dimensional Data Analysis and Functional Data Analysis.

    Yiqiu Shen

    Ph.D. Student in Data Sciences and Operations