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Daniel

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate

Expertise
Judgement and Decision Making, Consumer Psychology, Prosocial Behavior, Product Development, User Experience, Human Centered Product Design, Mechanical Engineering
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Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Why does it seem like everyone wears our school colors on Mondays after a football win?

In this project you will learn how to conduct research into your proposed subject of interest. You will start with fact finding: literature reviews and preliminary data gathering. You will learn about different research methods and ways to test out your hypothesis. We will follow that up with conducting basic analyses to prove or disprove your hypothesis.

What are the most important features to customers when buying a car?

This project will take you through the steps to evaluate the car buying experience and formulate a hierarchy of car purchasing priorities. You will start with fact finding: literature reviews and preliminary data gathering. You will learn about different research methods applicable to your question of interest and basic data analyses to provide insight and conclusions.

Coding skills

Basic to Intermediate: Python, R, Matlab, C/C++, Intermediate to Advanced: NX/Solidworks/Catia 3D modeling