"Machine Learning: A Hands on Introduction"
Thursday, December 10th, 2020 at 10 am Eastern Time
Overview: Machine Learning (ML), and Artificial Intelligence more broadly, has been reshaping the way organizations operate and compete. A similar revolution is under way in management research, where the technique opened up new avenues for investigating organizational phenomena. In this session we will focus on what ML is, what does it do, and what are its strengths and limitations. We will cover how ML differs from the more common practice of statistical hypothesis testing and discuss regularization and cross validation procedures. We will also review the main uses of ML in managing and studying organizations.
Objective: The session will introduce the basic principles of ML and discuss their potential for academic research and management
Introduction to the speaker: Maciej Workiewicz is an Associate Professor of Management at ESSEC Business School, where he teaches strategy and strategic management courses in the school’s Masters in Management, MBA, and Executive Programs as well as strategy, organization theory, computational modeling, and machine learning in the school’s doctoral program. Maciej has received several teaching awards, including the ESSEC Alumni Association Best Teacher Award. In his research he focuses on how organizational structure influences the way companies adapt to industry changes and innovate. His research has been published in the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Organization Design and the Journal of Management Inquiry. Before joining ESSEC in 2016, Maciej obtained an MBA degree from INSEAD, and later earned a PhD in Management (Strategy) from the same school. Prior to INSEAD, Maciej worked at Deloitte in Canada and at Siemens AG in Germany. You can find out more at www.maciejworkiewicz.com