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Marshall Faculty Publications, Awards, and Honors: October 2023

Marshall Faculty Publications, Awards, and Honors: October 2023

We are proud to highlight the amazing Marshall faculty who have been recognized this month for their leading-edge work and expertise.


Business Communication

PETER CARDON and JOLANTA ARITZ were part of the team that won the Outstanding Article in Business and Professional Communication Quarterly for “Artificial Intelligence in Business Communication: The Changing Landscape of Research and Teaching.” This recognition is given to one article per year.

Data Sciences & Operations

ARIF ANSARI was recently selected as a Leading Academic Data Leader for 2023 by Chief Data Officer (CDO) magazine.

FENG CHEN was a winner Marshall's first AI Faculty Challenge. She utilized AI tools to analyze an MBA case study, conduct profit analysis, draft recommendations for the restaurant's future development, and create presentation slides.

KIMON DRAKOPOULOS was tapped by the Greek government to sit on a new high-level advisory committee on Artificial Intelligence (AI), established to formulate policy recommendations and outline guidelines for a national strategy.

GRACE GU received two awards at the recent INFORMS Annual Meeting. Her paper with co-author Feng Zhu won the Management Science IS Best Paper Award for their “Trust and Disintermediation: Evidence from an Online Freelance Marketplace.” Additionally, her paper with co-authors Gaoyang Cai and Han Xia won the E-Business Best Paper Award for “Disintermediation Governance and Complementor Innovation: An Empirical Look at” She was also named as a recipient of the 2023 Management Science Distinguished Service Award.

ADEL JAVANMARD's paper, “Learning via Look-Alike Clustering: A Precise Analysis of Model Generalization” was accepted by Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems.

RAJ RAJAGOPALAN recently received the designation of the Richard and Jarda Hurd Chair Emeritus in Distribution Management and Professor Emeritus of Data Sciences and Operations (effective January 1, 2024).

MATTEO SESIA’s collaborative research proposal, titled “Democratizing Semiconductor Manufacturing through Generative AI Copilots,” was recently awarded a $100,000 grant from the Research & Innovation (R&I) Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) Research Program. This is a collaborative proposal written with Co-Principal Investigators Rehan Kapadia (Electrical Engineering), Jayakanth Ravichandran (Electrical Engineering), Mahdi Soltanolkotabi (Electrical Engineering), and Swabha Swayamdipta (Computer Science) from Viterbi and Ian Ehrenreich (Biological Sciences) from Dornsife.

SOMYA SINGHVI, MIKA SUMIDA, and ANGELA ZHOU were each named as a recipient of the 2023 Management Science Meritorious Service Award by INFORMS.

XIN TONG, with co-authors, has a paper forthcoming in the Journal of the American Statistical Association that demonstrates how a multi-class classification framework can use a patients' biological features to predict the patients' COVID-19 disease severity.

Finance & Business Economics

MATTHEW HILL was a winner in Marshall’s first AI Faculty Challenge. He demonstrated how to use AI tools to produce, in 30 minutes, a slide deck for an MBA case study presentation on how a restaurant could thrive post pandemic.

DAVID HIRSHLEIFER is a new inductee into FMA Fellows by the Financial Management Association. He is the first member from USC inducted into this selective group.

KRISTY JANSEN received a $10,000 grant from INQUIRE Europe for her project, “Pension Liquidity Risk.”

KRISTY JANSEN, WENHAO LI, and LUKAS SCHMID received final approval for their grant of $90,000 from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) initiative on “Market Frictions and Financial Risks.”

WENHAO LI has two forthcoming acceptances. His paper, “Public Liquidity and Financial Crises,” studies the equilibrium effect of public liquidity on financial crises and will appear in AEJ Macro. His “Intermediary Balance Sheets and the Treasury Yield Curve” paper with Wenxin Du and Benjamin Hébert was accepted by the Journal of Financial Economics with research that implies changing effects for a wide range of monetary and regulatory policy interventions.

EMILY NIX will present a session, “The Economic Costs of Rape,” at The Economics of Violence and Harassment Against Women Conference, held at Stanford University on November 30. She is also a member of the event’s organizing committee.

Leventhal School of Accounting

MARIA OGNEVA and TJ WONG each named as a recipient of the 2023 Management Science Meritorious Service Award by INFORMS.

Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

DAN WADHWANI's “Theorizing with Microhistory" (with co-author Andrew Hargadon), appears in the current issue of Academy of Management Review.

Management & Organization

NATHANAEL FAST, with co-authors Jon Gratch, Arthur Jago, and Roshni Raveendhran, PhD ‘18, had a paper accepted for publication at the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology discussing how AI-based algorithmic management influences perceptions and forecasts of social status.

SHAUN HARPER has been selected by the National Association of Realtors to lead its new 75-member Culture Transformation Commission to provide recommendations to change company culture at the organization.

SHAUN HARPER delivered a speech, “Understanding and Confronting Politicized Attacks on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Education,” as part of the Dean’s Lecture Series on Education and Society at the University of Maryland this month.


NIKHIL MALIK was named a recipient of the 2023 Management Science Distinguished Service Award by INFORMS.

DAVIDE PROSERPIO was named a recipient of the 2023 Management Science Meritorious Service Award recipients by INFORMS.