Stephen Ragain is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University.

RESEARCH AREA: Operations Research

Stephen works on developing models for discrete choice or rankings. He focuses on choices and rankings made by humans, and try to make my models free of common assumptions that don’t hold for empirical data.

These models can be applied to better understand human preferences and predict human behavior.

Specific datasets he has used include rankings of candidates of elections, favorite types of SUSHI, and modes of transportation used for commuting.

Stanford Advisors