Michael Housman

Technologist and Full-Stack Data Scientist

The combination of human + machine intelligence can be far more effective than either one by itself.

Dr. Michael Housman is a technologist and data scientist whose work sits at the intersection of artificial intelligence and human psychology


Dr. Michael Housman is a seasoned technologist and data scientist specializing in the integration of artificial intelligence and human psychology. Over the course of his career, he has held a variety of C-suite roles and led technology divisions at various early-stage companies, hiring and managing teams that have grown to include hundreds of engineers and data scientists. His hands-on approach to leadership is exemplified by his commitment to coding and model building, ensuring he remains at the cutting edge of his field. He has helped architect platforms aimed at enhancing the hiring process (Evolv), handling time tracking and payroll for small business employees (Homebase), enhancing customer communication (RapportBoost.AI), detecting fraud (Point Predictive), and facilitating real estate transactions (Doma). Of those five start-ups—one was acquired, one went public, another is poised for an IPO in 2025, with others making significant strides in the industry.

As a dynamic and engaging speaker, Dr. Housman has delivered hundreds of talks worldwide across more than a dozen countries, consistently receiving top accolades from diverse audiences. His expertise has enlightened executives within an all-star list of organizations, including: American Express, Barclays, Accenture, Deloitte, PepsiCo, Aramco, U.S Venture, Resort World, and YPO. In addition to his leadership roles, he actively provides artificial intelligence and data science advisory services to both burgeoning start-ups like PetLab, as well as established enterprises such as Coca-Cola. Dr. Housman's unique ability to demystify complex technical concepts and present them engagingly sets him apart in a field often dominated by futurists and theorists.

Dr. Housman's academic credentials are equally impressive. His pioneering research, published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, presented at dozens of academic and practitioner-oriented conferences, and featured in prominent media outlets like The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and The Atlantic, underscores his significant contributions to the field. Not only has his work been recognized by academics and the media but has also captured the attention of other thought leaders in the space, being featured in Adam Grant's second book "Originals" as well as the "Freakonomics" podcast. He is a regular lecturer at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas-Austin, teaching undergraduate and MBA students about the intersection of AI and business. Dr. Housman holds a Ph.D. in Applied Economics and Managerial Science from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an A.B. from Harvard University.