The Decision Analytics Forum
The Decision Analytics Forum is an invitation-only series of lunch and dinner events. We invite leading behavioral economists and scientists to speak on their latest research. We also conduct and share research applying machine learning to decisions and behavioral economics.
- Goldman Sachs
- J.P. Morgan Chase
- State Street
- Morgan Stanley
- Brown Brothers Harriman
- Fidelity Investments
- Bain Capital
- Booz Allen & Hamilton
- Slalom Consulting
- Wellington Management
- Medidata Solutions
- Dell Technologies
- DXC Technologies
Judgment, Decision Making, and Machine Learning
Friday November 2 at 12:00 at the Harvard Club of Boston, Massachusetts
In this session, Dr. Gino will share her latest research in judgment, decision making, and negotiation. Her research has led to groundbreaking findings about how people make decisions and how easily they can be distracted. In addition, OnCorps will present its latest work on applying machine learning to influence better decision making.
Dr. Francesca Gino
Dr. Gino is professor of business administration at Harvard Business School. She is also formally affiliated with the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and with the Behavioral Insight Group at Harvard Kennedy School. She teaches Decision Making and Negotiation in the MBA curriculum and also teaches a PhD course on Behavioral Approaches to Decision Making and a PhD course on Experimental Methods. Her research focuses on judgment and decision-making, negotiation, ethics, motivation, productivity, and creativity. Her studies have been featured in The Economist, The New York Times, Newsweek, Scientific American, Psychology Today, and The Wall Street Journal, and my work has been discussed on National Public Radio and CBS Radio. She has won numerous awards for my teaching, including the HBS Faculty Award by Harvard Business School's MBA Class of 2015, and for my research, including the 2013 Cummings Scholarly Achievement Award, from the Academy of Management Organizational Behavior Division. In 2015, she was chosen by Poets & Quants to be among their "40 under 40", a listing of the world's best business school professors under the age of 40.
Emotions and Decision Making
Thursday June 14 12:00 at the Harvard Club of New York, 35 W. 44th Street New York, New York
In this session, OnCorps will present how it applies machine learning to optimize outcomes for decision makers. Dr. Jennifer Lerner, a preeminent expert in the field of behavioral decision making and scientific advisor to OnCorps, will be the featured speaker, providing updates on her latest research on emotions, behaviors, and their impact on decision making.
Dr. Jennifer Lerner
Dr. Jennifer Lerner is Professor of Public Policy and Decision Science at Harvard University and Co-Founder of the Harvard Decision Science Laboratory. She is the first psychologist in the history of the Harvard Kennedy School to receive tenure. Lerner’s research has been published in leading scientific journals, and cited over 18,000 times in scholarly publications alone. Such popular outlets as Good Morning, America; National Public Radio; NOVA; the Wall Street Journal; the Washington Post; and the New York Times have all featured her work. Lerner received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to scientists and engineers in early stages of their careers. More recently, she received the National Science Foundation’s Sensational Sixty Award, presented to the 60 most prominent American scientists who started their careers with an NSF graduate fellowship.
The power of social nudging to change decisions
Harvard Club of New York - May 18, 2017 at noon
Can social nudging help improve decision making? What is the impact of influences from different people in your network? We will first examine how technology can nudge decision makers by applying a combination of collaborative filtering and machine learning. Next, we will examine ground breaking research in the power of social networks to influence decisions.
Nicholas Christakis, MD, PhD
Professor and co-director Yale Institute of Network Science
Harnessing crowds and analytics to accelerate innovation
Friday, December 2, 2016, Charles Hotel on Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, 12 – 2 PM
In this session, we share our latest application of machine learning to augment human decision making. We discuss the problem of high false-positives applying Bayesian algorithms and suggest solutions. Karim Lakhani then discusses his research and projects in harnessing crowds to accelerate innovation. He has led major innovation projects at NASA and for technology projects applying his research.
Professor, Harvard Business School
Behavioral science in enterprise analytics
Tuesday, June 7, 2016, Harvard Club of New York
In this roundtable discussion, two former leaders driving sophisticated analytic programs at major financial institutions will discuss their experiences. In this discussion the former CIO of Goldman Sachs and former EVP of strategy for State Street will discuss their approaches to making analytics projects work.
Former EVP State Street and vice chairman BNY Mellon
Social networks and the determinants of behavior
Thursday, October 8, 2015, Taj Hotel Boston Back Bay
Nicholas Christakis, Professor and Director of the Yale Institute on Network Science, shared research on the power of social networks to influence decisions. His work focuses on health and disease, providing a compelling analytic framework for predicting both the spread of disease and the promotion of health practices based on network analysis.
Professor and Director, Yale Institute of Network Science
Emotions, behaviors and decision making
Harvard Square Charles Hotel - October 27, 2017 at noon
The complex role of emotion in human decision making and choice is a growing field of social science research. One of the leaders in the field is Jennifer Lerner, professor of public policy and management at Harvard Kennedy School. Drawing insights from psychology, economics, and neuroscience, Lerner’s research examines human judgment and decision making.
Professor Harvard Kennedy School and Co-Founder Harvard Decision Science Lab