international student awards 2016
From left, Ana Portocarrero, Director of the Master of International Business and Master of Science in Management Programs, Jihwan Moon, Iva Domljan, Qie "Ellie" Yin, Ashish Aggarwal, and Joe Rojo, Director of International Programs at the Heavener School of Business. Not pictured: Mohammadmahdi "Mahdi" Moqri.

UF International Center honors Warrington students

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Warrington College of Business had five students receive the Outstanding International Student Award from the University of Florida’s International Center on Nov. 15.

The Outstanding International Student Award recognizes international students who not only meet exemplary academic achievement, but also a wide range of accomplishments and contributions.

Warrington’s recipients are:

Ashish Aggarwal (MS ’16, MSM ’16): Aggarwal is pursing master’s degrees in Management and Computer Science. He is currently a Research Assistant at the Engaging Learning Lab and his research focuses on studying how computational reasoning is developed in K-12 students. His research has been published in the International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, and presented at the SIGCSE 47th ACM Technical Symposium on Computing Science Education. A native of New Delhi, India, Aggarwal has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from India’s Jaypee University of Information Technology.

Additionally, Aggarwal was one of four UF students to receive the Alec Courtelis Award, which is given to students based on academic excellence and outstanding contributions to the university community.

Iva Domljan (BSBA ’17): Domljan, a native of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Economics from the Heavener School of Business. Domljan earned an International Baccalaureate Diploma from United World College in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and studied abroad in 2016 at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. While at Bocconi University, she interned as a Producer and Reporter for the university’s television (Bocconi TV) and radio (Radio Bocconi) platforms. Domljan is currently a Project Volunteer at the Harn Museum of Art, and previously served as an Editor and Producer at WUFT-FM in Gainesville, and as a Student Assistant at Al Jazeera Balkans in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Jihwan Moon (Ph.D. ’17): Moon is a Ph.D. candidate in the Hough Graduate School of Business’ Marketing Program. He currently carries a 3.97 GPA, and his research interests include Quantitative Marketing and Game Theory. His research has been published in the Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, and Marketing Science. Moon, a native of South Korea, has presented his research at conferences at Johns Hopkins University, Emory University, Fudan University (China) and the University of Hamburg (Germany). He has earned an M.S. in Management Science (2012) and a B.S. in Mathematics (2008) from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

Mohammadmahdi “Mahdi” Moqri (Ph.D. ’17): Moqri is a Ph.D. candidate in the Hough Graduate School of Business’ Information Systems & Operations Management Program. Moqri currently carries a 3.9 GPA, and his research interests include Economics of Information Systems, Social Network Analysis, and Crowdsourcing.  He’s participated in Data Science for Social Good Fellowships, which train aspiring data scientists to work on projects with social impact, at the University of Chicago and Georgia Tech University. Moqri has made numerous presentations on his research, notably at the Americas Conference on Information Systems, the INFORMS Annual Meeting, and the Teradata University Network Business Analytics Competition. Moqri has earned an MBA from the University of Massachusetts-Boston (2013), an MSc in Information Systems from Iran University of Science and Technology (2011), and a BSc in Computer Science from Iran’s Sharif University of Technology (2008).

Qie “Ellie” Yin: Yin is a Ph.D. candidate in the Hough Graduate School of Business’ Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Program. Her research interests include Empirical and Theoretical Corporate Finance: Capital Structure, Initial Public Offerings, Leverage Speed of Adjustment, Debt Structure, and Liquidity Risk Management. She received the Best Doctoral Student Paper in Finance Award at the 2016 Academy of Economics & Finance Annual Meeting for her work, “The Speed of Adjustment to the Target Market Value Leverage is Slower Than You Think.” Yin, who has served as a Finance Lecturer at Warrington since 2014, also co-authored a paper in 2013 that appeared in the journal Ecological Economics. Yin has earned an M.S. in Finance (2012) and B.S. in Mathematics and Physics (2010) from Tsinghua University in Beijing.