Osman Tanrikulu is an accomplished data scientist and AI researcher specializing in analytical methods, evaluation, survey research, and responsible AI governance. He employs empirical methods to address pressing social, economic, and political challenges of our era.

With a multidisciplinary background in Economics, Political Science, and Public Affairs & Policy, Osman leverages his graduate training and extensive experience in data-focused projects to develop expertise in statistical analysis and the interpretation of complex datasets. His comprehensive knowledge spans social and behavioral sciences, complemented by a deep understanding of policy assessment and design.

In his previous roles, Osman contributed to numerous collaborative research projects, excelling in data interpretation, statistical modeling, and survey analysis. His efforts often culminated in publications, conference papers, and impactful public surveys.

Osman has mastered the art of harnessing various research methodologies and tools across disciplines, seamlessly integrating statistical methods, Social Network Analysis, Agent-Based Modeling, computer simulation, and Design Thinking into his work. He holds certifications in AI standards, machine learning systems, ethics, data security, and governance.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Osman finds joy in spending time with his family, exploring new places, and immersing himself in cultural experiences through art and cuisine. Osman also enjoys exploring the mechanics of things that move ranging from automatic watches to electric vehicles. On sunny days, Osman also delights in hiking and spending time in the ocean, diving and fishing. 

  • PhD in Public Affairs & Policy, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
  • MS in Political Science, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
  • BS in Economics, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

With extensive involvement in data science, Osman Tanrikulu harbors a profound interest in artificial intelligence. His current research is concentrated on responsible AI governance and AI standards. While captivated by the advancements and opportunities presented by AI, Osman is also attuned to the potential risks it poses to societies and civilization as a whole. Consequently, his investigations delve into the effects of AI on societies, economic systems, and political regimes.

Osman's research examines the societal impacts of AI and its implications on human development dynamics. His work contributes to the formulation of policies, standards, and norms that promote responsible AI practices. Within this context, he imparts his knowledge through teaching in the Healthcare Data Analytics Program, covering pivotal topics in AI, including emerging fields such as machine learning, algorithmic bias, responsible AI, privacy, AI in medical diagnosis, and the AI Bill of Rights.

Carpenter, R., & Tanrikulu, O. G. (2021). A Profile of Sophomore Inquiry Students Fall 2021 [Assessment & Research]. University Studies Program, Portland State University.

Carpenter, R., & Tanrikulu, O. G. (2021). A Profile of Freshman Inquiry Students Fall 2021 [Assessment & Research]. University Studies Program, Portland State University.

Tanrikulu, O. G. (2021). A New Methodology to Compare Capstone Courses [Assessment & Research]. University Studies Program, Portland State University.  

Genna, G., Yesilada, B., & Tanrikulu, O. G. (2020). The European Union: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. In R. L. Tammen & J. Kugler (Eds.), The rise of regions: Conflict and cooperation. Rowman & Littlefield.

Yeşilada, B., Kugler, J., Genna, G., & Tanrıkulu, O. G. (2017). Global Power Transition and the Future of the European Union. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315270227

Tanrikulu, O. G. (2017). Advancing Rationality with Sustainability: An Analysis of Agent-Based Simulation. Hatfield Graduate Journal of Public Affairs, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.15760/hgjpa.2017-2.3

Yesilada, B. A., & Tanrikulu, O. G. (2016). Regional Power Transition and the Future of Turkey. Uluslararası İlişkiler [International Relations], 13(52), Article 52.

Tanrikulu, O. G. (2013). A Dissatisfied Partner: A Conflict - Integration Analysis of Britain’s Membership in the European Union [Portland State University]. http://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/open_access_etds/1064

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