Ph.D. Students on the Market

  • Avinash Geda
    Avinash Geda

    5th Year Student
    Stuzin 361B
    352.392.6298 | Email Avinash | Avinash’s Website

    Research Interests:
    Sustainable Operations Management, Advanced Technology-Enabled E-commerce Practices.

    Dissertation Committee:
    Asoo Vakharia (Chairperson), Liangfei Qiu (Co-chairperson), and Janice Carrillo (Member)

    Courses Taught:
    Information Systems and Operations Strategy (Fall 2017)
    Managerial Operations Analysis-II (Springs 2018 & 2019)

    Avinash holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Warangal, and a Master’s in Civil Engineering (Transportation) from the University of Florida. He is involved in the development of Highway Capacity Software (a macro traffic simulation software) with the McTrans Center, University of Florida.

    First stream of his research focuses on understanding the product design aspects from a sustainable operations standpoint. Under the second stream, he is interested in various operational inefficiencies rising because of the advancement of technology in e-commerce. He also has minor interests in the areas of Transportation and Agro-Supply Chain.

  • Jingchuan Pu
    Jingchuan Pu

    5th Year Student
    Stuzin 355B
    352.392.5620 | Email Jingchuan | Jingchuan’s Website

    Research Interests:
    User-Generated Content, Social Media and Networks, Online Channel Contracting and Pricing, Prediction Market.

    Committee Chair:
    Hsing Kenneth Cheng

    Courses Taught:
    Business Systems 1- Introduction to programming for business students (Java)
    Business Systems 2- Object oriented programming for business students (C#)

    Jingchuan Pu holds a M.A. in Management Information Systems from the Harbin Institute of Technology. Prior to entering the doctoral program, he worked as a data analyst intern at the Agriculture Development Bank of China.

    His current research focuses on the economics of information systems, including the user-generated content, channel contracting and pricing, and prediction market. His research methodologies include econometrics analyses, machine learning, and analytical modeling. His work is accepted or currently under review in academic journals such as MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research.

    His teaching mainly focus on keeping students motivated and engaged, concentrating on managerial insights, and developing student’s critical thinking. The average teaching evaluation for his courses is 4.7 out of 5. He has received Ph.D. Outstanding Teaching Award from both ISOM department and Warrington College of Business.