Sushil Bikhchandani

April 04, 2012

Sushil Bikhchandani Advanced to Full Professor, Step VI

Recognized for outstanding teaching, research and service

LOS ANGELES -- Faculty Chairman Charles Corbett announced that Professor Sushil Bikhchandani has been advanced to Full Professor, Step VI. Sushil earned his Ph.D. from Stanford in 1986, and has been at UCLA Anderson his entire career. Although Sushil is best-known for his work on fads, he himself is not one to engage in herd behavior. Instead, he tackles fundamental problems in auctions, mechanism design and signaling, and he has had significant impact on policy and practice. His work consistently appears in the top journals, and his papers on informational cascades are very widely cited. Other work, such as that on single object auctions, is also considered pathbreaking by extramural authorities. Very few scholars can claim to have influenced the direction of research in their field more than once, as Sushil has done.

Sushil is a dedicated teacher and an outstanding citizen of UCLA and UCLA Anderson, having served on a variety of demanding and important committees (including twice on Staffing), and for four years as Director of the Ph.D. Program. "Sushil is an extremely valued colleague in all respects," said Professor Corbett.

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