Jermain Kaminski (J.C.)

Jermain Kaminski is an Assistant Professor at the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University.  

In his research, Jermain combines  methods from machine learning and natural language processing, with a specific focus on large text, audio and video data in entrepreneurship.

Another venue of research concentrates on strategic decision-making with causal machine learning. His work with co-authors has been published in the Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Business Venturing Insights, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Small Business Economics, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Harvard Business Review, among others. 

Jermain studied at Witten/Herdecke University, Germany, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. At MIT, he was a visiting student and researcher at the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence at the Sloan School of Management and the MIT Media Lab. Jermain completed his PhD studies at RWTH Aachen University. He is a co-founder and co-chair of the Causal Data Science Meeting (, and manages the website for the Academy of Management TIM Division.

Since 2023, he is a lucky co-recipient of the NWO Starter Grant (lottery).