Natig Aliyev  |  Management of Information Systems
Natig Aliyev earned his BSc in Mathematics from Qafqaz University (now called Baku Engineering University) and his PhD in Mathematics from Auburn University prior to joining the Lubar College’s PhD program majoring in Management Information Systems. His research interests are in machine learning, data mining and business analytics – social media and healthcare analytics.  |  Curriculum Vitae

Liqian Bao  |  Management of Information Systems
Liqian is a doctoral student in Management Information Systems. Her research interests include data mining, text mining, business intelligence, and crowdfunding. Prior to joining the Lubar College’s doctoral program, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Information Management and Information Systems from Central China Normal University, and master’s degrees in Information Science (Central China Normal University) and in Information Technology Management (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee).

Yangcheng Chen  |  Finance
Yangcheng Chen is a doctoral student in Finance. He earned both undergraduate and masters degrees in Finance, from Michigan State University and from Brandeis University, respectively. His research interests include corporate finance and private equity (PE) investments.

Mahsa Hosseinabadi  |  Marketing
Mahsa is a PhD student in Marketing at UWM’s Lubar College of Business. Her research interests focus on quantitative marketing, social media, advertising and digital marketing. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from Sharif University of Technology, and a master’s degree in quantitative economics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Milad Hour  |  Marketing
Milad is interested in audience engagement. He applies quantitative methods and machine learning techniques to analyze unstructured data. First, he explores reader engagement in news articles to find out how the news article should be written, who should write it, and what it should be about to increase engagement which is important for both news publishers and advertisers. His findings show that stimulants of engagement are different from those of virality. For example, negative news is more engaging although it is less likely to become viral. Then in the second and third essays of his dissertation, he analyzes audience engagement in video ads. He studies how advertising should be adapted during periods of high inflation and consequent price increases. Milad is also teaching the undergraduate senior-level course B2B Sales and Marketing since Fall 2020. He has worked in a B2B company for six years. He earned his MBA from Kharazmi University and his bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.  |  Curriculum Vitae |  LinkedIn profile |  Personal Website

Ali Jamei  |  Marketing
Ali Jamei is a doctoral student in Marketing at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Lubar College of Business. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Industrial Engineering from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. Prior to joining the Ph.D. program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Ali spent three years working for a multinational food company as a B2B sales supervisor and B2B sales manager. His research interests focus on digital marketing, social media, unstructured data analytics such as textual analysis and image analytics.

Youngeui Kim  |  Management Information Systems
Youngeui Kim is a doctoral student in Management Information Systems. Prior to joining UWM as a PhD student, she earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration and master’s degree in social network science from the Kyung Hee University. Her current research interests include image analysis, text mining, online consumer reviews, social media, social network analysis, and econometrics. She has given numerous conference presentations in Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), and Korea Society of Management Information Systems (KMIS).  |  Curriculum Vitae

Zongxi Liu  | Management Information Systems 
Zongxi Liu earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in system engineering from Xiamen University, China. He was a software developer and architect before joining UWM as a PhD student. His research interests include data science, machine learning, computer vision, and NLP.

Maryam Nezhadian  |  Marketing
Maryam Nezhadian is a doctoral student in Marketing. Her research interests include eWOM analysis using machine learning. She is also interested in investigating consumer and seller decisions in digital marketplaces. Prior to joining UW-Milwaukee as a PhD student, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Tehran and an MBA from Shahid Beheshti University. 

Jessie Nouri  |  Supply Chain and Operations Management
Jessie Nouri is a PhD candidate in the Supply Chain and Operations Management field. She received her BSc degree in Industrial Engineering from Khaje Nasir Toosi University in Iran and her MS in Industrial Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research interests include developing data-driven predictive models and prescriptive analytics for operations and econometrics problems. She is particularly concentrated on data-driven analysis of business environments and producing actionable results for managerial decision making under uncertain conditions. Her research has been cited over 135 times in 10 published manuscripts including a book, a book chapter and nine journal papers. She was awarded a Lubar Doctoral Scholarship for three years and was honored to be awarded the Doctoral Publication Award in 2019. During her time at UWM, she has taught or assisted teaching seven different courses, instructing more than 1,000 graduate and undergraduate students.  |  Curriculum Vitae |  LinkedIn profile

Golshad Parsimoghadam |  Marketing
Golshad Parsimoghadam is a doctoral student in Marketing at UWM’s Lubar College of Business. She received her bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Azad University, North Tehran Branch, and she earned her master’s in Industrial Engineering from University of Science and Culture in Iran. Her background in data analysis and statistical models, as well as her work experience in customer satisfaction, has encouraged her to pursue a PhD degree in quantitative marketing. Her research interest focuses on crowdfunding and advertising by analyzing unstructured data like image analytics and text mining.

Elham Rasouli  |  Management Information Systems 
Elham Rasouli is a Ph.D. student in Information Technology Management. She received her bachelor’s degree in Statistics and a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering both from the Isfahan University of Technology, Iran. She also received a second master’s degree in Management Information Systems and a graduate certificate in Healthcare Analytics from the Oklahoma State University. Elham’s research interests are focused on healthcare analytics and technology addiction.

Natalie Schneider  |  Organizations and Strategic Management
Natalie Schneider is a PhD student in University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Organizations and Strategic Management program within the Lubar College of Business. She graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with a Bachelor in Business Administration degree and from Bowling Green State University with a Master in Business Administration degree. Natalie has spent several years working in human resources as well as higher education admissions and nonprofit industries. As such, her research interests include a mix of organizational behavior and strategy, covering diversity, organizational citizenship behavior, and corporate social responsibility, among other topics.

Sarthak Singh  | Organizations and Strategic Management
Sarthak Singh is a first-year PhD student in Organizations and Strategic Management at UWM’s Lubar College of Business. He graduated from Punjab Technical University, India with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and from Thapar University, India with a Master’s in Business Administration degree. He has two years of industry experience in the finance department at Azure Power (NYSE listed), India. Sarthak’s research interests include a mix of strategic management, international management, and organizational theory.

Xiao Xiao  |  Supply Chain and Operations Management
Xiao earned her M.S. in Business Information Systems from California State University, Fullerton, and her B.A. in Management Science from China. Her research interests include supply chain management, game theory, and stochastic modeling of manufacturing and service systems. Her teaching experience includes Operations Planning and Control, and Logistics and Transportation Management.

Megha Yadav  |  Organizations and Strategic Management 
Megha Yadav is a doctoral student in the Organizations and Strategic Management area at the Lubar College of Business. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Delhi University, India and her MBA from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, India. Prior to joining UWM, Megha gained experience in teaching human resource and organizational behavior courses at the undergraduate level. Her research interests include studying organizational citizenship behaviors, job embeddedness, career decision making, and the role of diversity in the workplace.

Xiaoxia Zhu  |  Organizations and Strategic Management
Xiaoxia Zhu is a doctoral student in Organizations and Strategic Management. Her undergraduate and masters degrees are both in Human Resources from Central University of Finance and Economics. She has made research presentations at various conferences such as Academy of Management Annual Conference (AOM) and the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR). She is interested in interpersonal relationships, diversity, and job crafting.


Dr. Amit Bhatnagar
Director, PhD Program
Professor, Marketing
Lubar Hall N387