Prof. Choudhury from Harvard Business School presented his research on “Machine learning for pattern discovery in management research”, in which he combines various machine learning methods to examine CEO communication styles. Among other things, he and his team used factor analysis to generate a meaningful set of communication styles, combining analysis of CEO’s facial expression with the content of what they are saying. Prof. Choudhury stressed how machine learning may discover patterns in data which we do not yet have in our hypotheses, allowing for a new style of abductive rather than deductive analysis, where pattern discovery is followed by causal examination at a later stage.
About the Speaker
Prithwiraj (Raj) Choudhury is the Lumry Family Associate Professor at the Harvard Business School. He was an Assistant Professor at Wharton prior to joining Harvard. His research is focused on studying the Future of Work, especially the changing Geography of Work. In particular, he studies the productivity effects of geographic mobility of workers, causes of geographic immobility and productivity effects of remote work practices such as ‘Work from anywhere’ and ‘All-remote’