Michael T. Lash

Michael T. Lash

Assistant Professor of Business Analytics

University of Kansas


I am an assistant professor in the Business Analytics Area at the University of Kansas School of Business. My research interests are broadly in the areas of data mining, machine learning, and business analytics. Before joining the University of Kansas School of Business, I served as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business Business Analytics Department. I received my PhD in Computer Science from the University of Iowa in the Winter of 2018 under the supervision of Drs. W. Nick Street and Alberto M. Segre.

My work has appeared in a variety of peer-reviewed journals including Expert Systems with Applications (ESWA), the Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS), and the International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics (IJDMB), among others. My work has also appeared in numerous rigorously peer-reviewed conferences including the SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM), the IEEE International Conference on Health Informatics (ICHI), and the IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM), among others.

*I’m always looking for ambitious and talented students who are interested in working with me on research projects. If you’re interested please send a brief note to my KU email address with your resume or CV attached!


  • Utility-based data mining and machine learning
  • Predictive and prescriptive analytics
  • Learning from graphs, text, geography, and other structure-lacking data sources
  • Machine learning in health care and epidemiology
  • Causal data mining and machine learning


  • PhD in Computer Science, 2018

    University of Iowa

  • MS in Computer Science, 2017

    University of Iowa

  • BA in Geoinformatics, 2014

    University of Iowa


Amin Passed His Qual!

My PhD student, Amin Abassi-Pooya, passed his qualifying exam. Congratulations, Amin!

A New Industry Partnership

Partnered with Examinetics, Inc. on a series of projects involving workforce planning and scheduling.


  • michael.lash@ku.edu
  • 1654 Naismith Dr., Lawrence, KS 66049
  • CAPF 4166
  • Monday 10:00 to 12:00
    By appointment