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Cailean Osborne

DPhil Student

Cailean Osborne

DPhil Student

About

Cailean is a DPhil candidate in Social Data Science. He is jointly supervised by Prof. Mark Graham and Dr. Xiaowen Dong and is a member of the Networks & Society Group within the university’s Machine Learning Research Group. His research interests concern the political economy of open-source software and in his DPhil he is focusing on collaboration networks in machine learning developer communities. Prior to his DPhil, Cailean worked in AI policy at the UK Government and served as a UK Delegate at the Council of Europe’s Ad Hoc Committee on AI & Human Rights and the Global Partnership on AI. Cailean holds a MSc in Social Science of the Internet from the University of Oxford and MA (Honours) in History from the University of Edinburgh. He is funded by the ESRC Grand Union DTP in Digital Social Science.

Research Interests

Open-source software; digital commons; political economy; online collaboration; social network analysis; machine learning; technology policy

Positions at the OII

  • DPhil Student, September 2021 -
  • MSc Student, October 2017 - September 2019

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