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    Bradley Rava

    Ph.D. Candidate 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.

    His research interests lie in fairness and transparency in machine learning, empirical bayesian techniques, and high dimensional statistics. Bradley's research has also been supported by the National Science Foundations Graduate Research Fellowship in Mathematical Statistics.

    Beverly Rich

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    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. candidate in the Leventhal School of Accounting. Her research involves examining contextual factors that affect individual and firm behavior, and her work has been published in the Journal of Accounting Research. She has taught financial accounting and has served as a teaching assistant for advanced auditing courses. Stacey has professional experience in consulting and auditing at Deloitte, internal auditing at Raytheon, and within 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.

    Simeng Shao

    Ph.D. Candidate 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

    Chong Shu

    Ph.D. Candidate in Finance and Business Economics
    Chong's research interest includes financial intermediation and corporate finance (both theoretical and empirical). His current research projects involve (i) financial networks and systemic stability, and (ii) the competitive landscape of the proxy advisory industry, proxy advisors' influence, how their advice is determined.

    Chong is currently on the 2020-2021 finance job market.

    Elisa Solinas

    Ph.D. Candidate in Marketing
    Elisa Solinas is a first year Ph.D. student in Marketing specializing in consumer behavior research.