I am looking for multiple new research assistants who are interested in pursuing a PhD. I have many interesting projects to work on (all in Machine Learning for Marketing Automation). If you are interested in discussing further, please send me an email and we'll take it from there.

Why should you join our team?

  • Access to real- world business data, and the possibility to do market experiments
  • Projects focused on Machine Learning for Marketing Automation using Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning
  • Access to computational resources such as GPU enabled machines
  • Young , fun, and vibrant team, with regular team activities such as team dinners
  • Strong focus on academic productivity and professionalism (responsiveness, respect, congeniality, sharing of knowledge and skills, positive energy)
  • The highest goal is to help students achieve their full academic potential and earn a PhD
  • High expected pay upon earning your PhD. While the average starting salary for our PhD graduates is not public information, the average salary of our Master students is +$85k (https://haslam.utk.edu/business-analytics-statistics).
We have an internal application deadline beginning February (to start in the PhD program in August).

Current members of our team:

From left to right: Murat Arat, Simon Serrarens, Senne Vansteelandt, Miller Moore, and yours truly

Michel Ballings

mb 'at' utk.edu


CV and Current Work

Research team