Office: 4166, CAPF
Email: michael.lash [at]
ku [dot] edu

I am an assistant professor of Business Analytics in the School of Business at the Unversity of Kansas. Prior to KU, I was a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Business Analytics at the University of Iowa.

I obtained my PhD from the University of Iowa Department of Computer Science (Winter 2018), where I worked with my advisors, Nick Street and Alberto Maria Segre.

My interests and areas of research are in machine learning and data mining, as well as predictive and prescriptive analytics.

Curriculum Vitae

Some of my specific research interests include:

  • Utility-based data mining methods and applications (inverse classification, recommendation)
  • Predictive and prescriptive analytic applications to business problems (e.g., maximizing movie profits).
  • Learning from graphs, text, geography, and other non-typical sources of data.
  • Machine learning in health care and epidemiology.
  • Causal data mining and machine learning.