We are thrilled to present to you the first of the 2016 jSchool Lecturers! Travelling all the way from California is Dr Michal Kosinski of the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. It is our honour to host him at the event, not only for the lecture he will present, but also for the excellent opportunity this offers to our participants. Undoubtedly, all in attendance will gain valuable knowledge and be inspired by him and his extraordinary scientific outreach.
Some of his many honours include acknowledgment as one of the 2015 Association for Psychological Science’s Rising Stars (http://www.psychologicalscience.org/rising-stars/stars.cfm) and one of the most influential researchers in data-driving marketing (http://www.dataiq.co.uk/iqbigdata50). Dr Kosinski has already built a remarkable academic and professional career, currently holding the role as Assistant Professor in Organizational Behavior at Stanford Graduate School of Business. His prior positions have included postdoctoral research in the renowned Computer Science Department and Stanford as well as completing his doctoral research while serving as the Deputy Director of The Psychometrics Centre at the University of Cambridge. It was in Cambridge where he coordinated perhaps his most widely-known work on the myPersonality project, which is a global collaboration between over 150 researchers.
Dr. Michal Kosinski’s research interests exemplify how research could be translated to tangible outcomes, helping to explain how psychological traits (such as personality) relate to a broad range of organizational and social outcomes, including job performance, person-job fit, consumer preferences, and ideology, thus making an important contribution in expanding impacts of psychological research in society. His production also embraces applied and theoretical studies in fields such as machine learning, data mining, and observational studies involving millions of participants and a wide international collaboration of researchers.