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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.