Kai R. Larsen

Associate Professor of Information Management
Management & Entrepreneurship

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Dr. Kai Larsen is an associate professor of information systems within the Division of Management and Entrepreneurship at Leeds with a courtesy appointment as an Associate Professor in Information Science in the College of Media, Communication and Information. He is a Faculty Fellow at the CU ATLAS Institute, and an affiliated faculty at the Silicon Flatirons Center in the CU School of Law . As Director of the federally supported Human Behavior Project, he is conducting research to create a transdisciplinary "backbone" for theoretical research. Dr. Larsen¹s research uses automatic text mining technologies to create an integrating framework for predictors of human behavior. The research has implications for our understanding of all human behaviors, including technology utilization, investor decisions, and cancer prevention behaviors.


  • Grant no. NSF 1612580: National Science Foundation (NSF), “Workshop on Ontology Learning for Behavioral Knowledge Embeddedness,” 2016-2017. PI with Michael Paul.
  • National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, “Implementation of recommender engine and dataset detection for Grid-Enabled Measures (GEM) database,” 2013-2014. PI.
  • National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute,“Semi-automatic detection of synonymous constructs in the Grid-Enabled Measures (GEM) database,” 2012-2013. PI.
  • Grant no. NSF 0965338: National Science Foundation (NSF), “TLS and DAT: Construct Utilization in the Behavioral Sciences,” 2010-2013. PI with Jintae Lee and Eliot Rich.
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada, Research Grant 2006-2008


  • Association for Information Systems, Technology Challenge Award. 2015.
  • Boulder Faculty Assembly Excellence in Teaching Award, 2006
  • Joseph L. Franscona Teaching Excellence Award, 2005
  • Lise and Arnfinn Heje’s Fund, Competitive Merit Grant


  • Ph.D., Information Science, University at Albany, SUNY
  • Candidatus Magisterii (Software Engineering), The National College for Teachers of Commerce, Norway
  • Adjunkt (Education), The National College for Teachers of Commerce, Norway
  • Diplomkandidat, NHI College of Computer Science, Norway