Office: BLC, Quad Cites, IA
Email: michael-lash [at]
uiowa [dot] edu

Currently, I am Visiting Assistant Professor in the Tippie College of Business Management Sciences Department at the Unversity of Iowa.

Previously, I was a PhD student in The Department of Computer Science at the University of Iowa, where I worked with my advisors, Nick Street and Alberto Maria Segre, along with other co-collaborators (Qihang Lin, Xun Zhou, Jeffrey Ohlmann, and Phil Polgreen, among others). Additional, past collaborators have included The Computational Epidemiology Research Group, and Kang Zhao. My interests and areas of research are in machine learning, data mining, and predictive analytics.

Curriculum Vitae

Some of my specific research interests include:

  • Utility-based data mining methods and applications; specifically, inverse classification.
  • Machine learning and predictive methods applied to fine-grain patient data (particularly personalized medicine applications).
  • Epidemiologically-related machine learning and data mining applications.
  • Predictive analytics and modeling applied to business-related problems.
  • Causal data mining and machine learning.