Michal is a Professor in Organizational Behavior at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He has given talks to most demanding audiences, including the German, Russian and Mexican parliaments, audiences at Chatham House, Swiss Economic Forum, Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, European Parliament, and C-level leaders of dozens of the world’s largest companies, such as Boeing, Microsoft, P&G, InfoSys, Raiffeisen, Sberbank, China Merchants Bank, or McKinsey.
Michal studies humans in a digital environment using cutting-edge computational methods, AI and Big Data. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed papers in leading journals including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Machine Learning, and Psychological Science that have been cited over 11,000 times. His research inspired a cover of The Economist, a 2014 theatre play “Privacy”, multiple TED talks, a video game, and was discussed in thousands of books, press articles, podcasts, and documentaries.
Michal was behind the first press article warning against Cambridge Analytica, a story covered in Steven Levy's book “Facebook: The Inside Story”.
Michal holds a doctorate in psychology from the University of Cambridge and master's degrees in psychometrics and in social psychology. He was the Deputy Director of the University of Cambridge Psychometrics Centre, a researcher at Microsoft Research, and a post-doctoral scholar at Stanford's Computer Science Department.