Our PhD Students

Meet WPI's PhD students in business administration. The group's concentrations include entrepreneurship, information technology, and operations management. Their research is varied and recognition for their work ranges from journal publications and book chapters to conference presentations and awards. 

Meet the PhD Students

Sahar Ebrahimi Bajgani

Sahar Ebrahimi Bajgni is a Ph.D. candidate with a passion for developing sustainable supply chain network models and exploring the transformative potential of blockchain technology. Her research focuses on investigating the challenges of adopting blockchain technology in supply chains plagued by counterfeit issues. She designs supply chain networks to simulate real-world scenarios and examines how cooperation between supply chain participants can sustain blockchain technology as a profitable solution.In addition to her work on blockchain technology, Sahar is conducting empirical research aimed ...

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Prateek Jain

Prateek Jain’s PhD research focuses on User Experience. His research interests are augmented reality, internet of things (IoT), accessibility and eye tracking. He is working on multiple research projects focusing on use of augmented reality to improve user experience of products and services. Along with that, he believes augmented reality itself needs to have a great user experience since it is changing the way we interact with the world around us. Prior to entering the PhD program, he received MS in Information Technology from WPI and BE in Electronics and Communication from Sanghvi ...

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Kexin Lin

Kexin Lin has a Master's degree in Management Science and Engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China and a Bachelor's degree in Engineering Cost from North China Electric Power University. Her research includes sustainability and big data analytics, and has appeared in Computers & Industrial Engineering and Journal of Cleaner Production. Her current research seeks to develop big data performance evaluation and benchmarking tools for blockchain technology and its applications.

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Shimi Zhou

Shimi Zhou is currently pursuing PhD degree in Information Technology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Prior to entering the PhD program, she worked for Professor Eleanor T. Loiacono as a graduate assistant and received MS in Information Technology from WPI. Her research interest is about the intersection of technology and people.

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