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Ph.D. Candidate Bios

 

 Email Max Alberhasky

Max Alberhasky

Max Alberhasky is a doctoral student focusing on consumer behavior in the Marketing department at The University of Texas at Austin. Max received a B.S. degree in psychology from the University of Arizona. His research interests include judgment and decision making, affect and decision making, and behavioral economics. Outside of academics, he enjoys playing soccer and chess.

  

  

  Email Tito Grillo

Tito L. H. Grillo

Tito Grillo is a doctoral student in Marketing (Consumer Behavior) at the University of Texas at Austin. His research projects explore how modern phenomena (like the Internet) influence consumers’ thoughts and experiences. Prior to joining the Marketing Department, he came to UT as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar and was a marketing graduate student at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). Before that, Tito studied Business and Management at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), where he also served as a research fellow funded by the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development. Outside of academia, Tito has worked in the production of art exhibitions as an assistant                                                              producer in the Mercosul Biennial Foundation.

Jerry Han

Email Jerry Han

Jerry Han

Jerry Han is a doctoral student focusing on consumer behavior in the Marketing department. He received a B.S. degree in Business Administration and a M.S. degree in Marketing from Seoul National University. His research program looks at how perceptions of control affect consumer perception, behavior, and information processing. Specifically, he looks at how perceived control influences consumer multitasking behavior, physical and temporal distance perception, fluency effects, and resource evaluations. Jerry is also an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and likes to spend time playing the guitar.

 



Email Xinying Hao

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.


 

 

Email Tushmit Hasan

Tushmit Hasan

 Tushmit Hasan is a doctoral student with the Marketing Strategy group in the Marketing Department of the McCombs School of Business. She spent a brief time at Kellogg as both a student and a Marketing Research Assistant before deciding to pursue her PhD at McCombs. She previously worked as a Market Research Associate at AlphaImpactRx. Before that, she received her BS in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

 


Email Andreas Kraft

Andreas Kraft

Andreas Kraft is a doctoral student (Quant) at the University of Texas at Austin. He got his early education in his home country of Austria. After high school he attended the University of Texas at Arlington where he got a BBA in Finance, and played wheelchair basketball on a full scholarship. Andreas then got his MA in Economics from the University of Texas at Arlington with a GPA of 4.0.

 

 

 

 


 

Email Xing Mike Lan

Xing Mike Lan

Xing Mike Lan is a doctoral student in the Marketing department at the University of Texas at Austin. He received a B.A. degree in mathematics and economics from the University of Virginia in 2012. Prior to joining the Marketing department, he studied economics and received a M.S. degree in Economics also at UT Austin. His current research interest lies in pricing and online marketing, with a methodological focus on structural modeling and empirical IO.

 

  


  

Email Jiyoung Lee

Jiyoung Lee

Jiyoung Lee is a doctoral student in the Marketing department at the University of Texas at Austin. She received a B.S. in Business Administration from Korea University and a M.S. in Marketing from Seoul National University. Her research interest lies in consumer privacy and information disclosure decisions. She is currently studying how socially excluded consumers may be more willing to disclose their personal information to marketers and brands. Besides research, Jiyoung enjoys traveling and watching musicals.

 

 

 

 

Email Nandini Ramani       

Nandini Ramani

Nandini Ramani is a PhD student in Marketing at the University of Texas Austin. Her research interests include econometric modelling, emerging markets and the impact of marketing strategies on firm performance in turbulent environments. She is currently looking at how the marketing spending of incumbent firms in emerging markets enables them to weather the effects of economic liberalization. She received a BS in Computer Science Engineering from Visveswariya Technological University and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management. Prior to joining the doctoral program, she worked in the telecommunication industry in sales and marketing roles.

 

Email Chandra Srivastava

Chandra Srivastava

Chandra Srivastava is a doctoral student in the Marketing department at the University of Texas at Austin.  Her research interests are in empirical analysis of the impact of firm-level marketing decisions on firm performance. She is currently researching the impact of corporate social performance on financial outcomes.  She received a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in History from the University of Texas. Prior to joining the marketing program, Chandra worked for a corporate reputation and crisis management firm for five years.

 

 

 

 

Email Gunes Biliciler Unal

Gunes Biliciler Unal   

Gunes Biliciler Unal is a doctoral student in Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin, specializing in consumer behavior. She received a B.A. degree in Business Administration (with a minor in Sociology) and a M.S. degree in Social Psychology from the Middle East Technical University, Turkey. Her main research interests include the nonconscious determinants of consumer behavior, and the relationship between affect and consumer behavior. Outside of academics, Gunes loves the arts and traveling.

 

 

                                     

 

Email Frank Zheng

Frank (Jianqing) Zheng

Frank (Jianqing) Zheng is a doctoral student in Marketing (Consumer Behavior) at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Bachelor of Science in Statistics degree from Fudan University, China. He also worked as an intern at consumer insights team of PepsiCo, China before joining the program. His research interests focus on how new technologies (e.g., social media, smartphone) and social dynamics (e.g., interpersonal closeness, social status) jointly influence consumer behavior. Outside of academics, he is a fan of Japanese rock band “Bump of Chicken” and idol group SKE48.

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