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Ph.D. Candidate Bios

 

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Sandeep Arora

Sandeep Arora is a doctoral student in the McCombs Marketing Department at the University of Texas at Austin. Before joining the Ph.D. program, Sandeep held various managerial positions in ICICI Bank and GE Capital. His 8 year experience in the Indian financial services industry sparked his interest in marketing strategy. He is particularly interested in studying the challenges and opportunities offered by emerging technologies. Sandeep has a bachelor's degree in Engineering from The Technological Institute of Textile and Sciences, and a master's degree in Business Administration from Management Development Institute, India.

      

Ej Han

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Eunjoo Han

Eunjoo Han is a doctoral student in Marketing (Consumer Behavior track)at the University of Texas at Austin. She received a BBA (a minor in Economics) and a M.S. in Marketing at Yonsei University, South Korea. She also has two years of work experience as a business consultant at Accenture. She investigates players' motivation mechanism in competitive goal pursuit, a role of incidental emotions in product consumption goals, physical distance and one's motivation to help good causes (i.e., pro-social behaviors), and the Fundamental Attribution Error in morality.

 

Jerry Han

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Jerry Han

Jerry Han is a doctoral student in the Marketing department at the University of Texas at Austin. He received a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Seoul National University in 2010. He also received a M.S. degree in Marketing from Seoul National University, where he worked with professor Kiwan Park. His current researches in two areas. He is investigating how certain negative emotions, like disgust, can affect people's evaluation of certain products in a positive way. He is also conducting research on consumer's future-time perception. He looks at factors that affect people's duration perceptions of future experiences. Jerry is an avid fan of the Detroit Tigers (MLB) and San Antonio Spurs (NBA). He also likes to spend time playing the guitar.

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Xinying Hao

Xinying Hao is a doctoral student in Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin. She received a B.S. in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics from Zhejiang University, China in 2013. Xinying has also worked as a part-time website designer by user-centered analysis. Her research interest lies in marketing analytics using statistical tools, such as semi-parametric methods, Bayesian estimation, and data mining approaches. She is particularly fond of big data research related to social networks and online marketing.

 

Sean Jang

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Hyunkyu (Sean) Jang

Hyunkyu (Sean) Jang is a doctoral student in Marketing (Consumer Behavior) at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his bachelor's of business administration (a double-major in Communication) and master’s degree in Marketing from Seoul National University, South Korea. Before he joined the program, he spent three years as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. He is interested in the effect of emotion, overconfidence, perceived fairness, and belief in free will on consumer behavior.

 

 

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Niket Jindal

Niket Jindal is a Ph.D. student in the Marketing department at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests are in econometric modeling and empirical analysis of the impact of firm-level marketing decisions on firm performance. He is currently researching: 1) how marketing assets reduce a firm’s bankruptcy risk and 2) the impact of corporate strategy on advertising effectiveness. Niket’s dissertation research has been awarded the MSI Alden G. Clayton doctoral dissertation competition honorable mention and the ISBM business marketing doctoral award finalist. Niket received his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, his MS in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, and his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to joining the marketing Ph.D. program, he worked in the semiconductor industry in marketing, strategy, and R&D roles.

Crystal Lee

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Crystal Lee

Hyunjung Lee (Crystal) is a doctoral student in Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin. Her main research interests are the effect of emotion, self-concept, interpersonal behavior, and culture on consumer behavior. She received B.A. in Psychology and minor in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and M.A. in Social Psychology from Seoul National University. She also worked as a researcher at the Center for Happiness Studies at Seoul National University and a management consultant at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. Besides research, she enjoys traveling, painting, live music, and outdoor activities.

 

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Jiyoung Lee

Jiyoung Lee is a doctoral student in the Marketing department at the University of Texas at Austin, specializing in consumer behavior. She received a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Korea University and a Master's degree in Marketing from Seoul National University. Her research interests are related to interpersonal influence on consumers' inference making and mental budgeting. Jiyoung also loves music and travel.

         

 

Lan Liang

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Lan Liang

Lan Liang is a first-year doctoral student in Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin. She received a B.A. in Advertising from the Communication University of China, an M.S. degree in Marketing from University of Rochester and an M.S. degree in Statistics from University of Arkansas. Before going to graduate school, she worked in advertising and business development in China and the U.K. She also worked for LG Electronics (China) as on interactive marketing specialist. Her research interests include empirical models and Bayesian statistical methods.

 

Zhuping Liu

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Zhuping Liu

Zhuping is a doctoral student in Marketing at The University of Texas at Austin. He studied operations management and statistics at The University of Connecticut before coming to UT. He is interested in modeling consumer behavior using Bayesian statistics, structural models and game theory.

 

 

 

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Jae-Eun Namkoong

Jae-Eun is a doctoral candidate in Marketing specializing in psychological consumer research using experimental design. She holds B.A.s from Ewha Womans University in psychology and philosophy, and an M.A. from Korea University in social and cultural psychology. She is interested in how consumers extract meanings from events when causal information is scarce, and also in how these extracted meanings affect consumers. When she's not doing research, she also enjoys traveling.

 

 

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Joon Ro

Joon Ro is a Ph.D. student in Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin. He received a B.A. in English Literature and Economics, and an M.A. in Economics from Sogang University, Korea. He also received an M.S. in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin. Joon is interested in empirical applications of economic models of industrial organization to marketing.

 

 

 

Richard Schaefer

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Richard Schaefer

Richard Schaefer is a doctoral student in the Marketing Department at the University of Texas at Austin, with special interests in game theory and industrial organization. In 2006, he received his B.A. in Economics from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. Before he came to UT, Richard worked as an actuarial analyst at a life and health insurer. His interests also include swimming, live music, and classic film.

  

 

Jacob Suher

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Jacob Suher

Jacob Suher is a doctoral student in the Marketing department at the University of Texas at Austin. He received a B.S. degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009. Jacob worked with Dr. Herb Sorensen at TNS Retail & Shopper on R&D projects related to in-store shopper behavior. His current research interests include unplanned decision making and consumption behavior. Outside of academics, Jacob loves the arts, outdoors and barbecue.

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