Amirali Kani

PhD Student
Department: Marketing
Office: 406A Business Building
Phone: 814-865-0578
Fax: 814-865-3015


Amirali Kani is currently a Ph.D. candidate in marketing (Quantitative Methods) at the Pennsylvania State University, working under the direction of Dr. Wayne DeSarbo and Dr. Duncan Fong. He has also earned his Master’s degree in Statistics under the guidance of Dr. David Hunter in May 2017.

Current Research

His research interests broadly cover modeling dynamics in relevant marketing problems. Dynamics may be in the consumer decision making process, or in firms’ strategy and performance. He has worked on developing new models for the former in his thesis for his concurrent Master degree in Statistics and the latter in his dissertation for his Ph.D. in Marketing.


Dynamic Segmentation, Dynamic Models, Bayesian Statistics, Competitive Strategy, Consumer Choice, Machine Learning


M.S., Statistics, Pennsylvania State University, 2017

MBA, Business Administration, Sharif University of Technology, 2013

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2010