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Cailean Osborne

DPhil Student

Cailean Osborne

DPhil Student

About

Cailean is a DPhil candidate in Social Data Science, whose research interests concern the political economy of open-source software and the digital commons at large. In his DPhil, he is working on collaboration networks in machine learning developer communities, with a focus on ‘co-opetition’ between firms. Cailean co-leads the OII’s Social Networks Reading Group and is a member of Dr. Xiaowen Dong’s Networks & Society Research Group. 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 an MSc in Social Science of the Internet from the University of Oxford and MA (Honours) in History from the University of Edinburgh. Cailean is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

Research Interests

Open-source software; digital commons; political economy; computational social science; 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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