Olajide Olugbade

Ph.D. Student

Member Of:
  • School of Public Policy
Email Address: oolugbade3@gatech.edu


Jide Olugbade is a Ph.D. student of Science & Technology Policy passionate about solving complex problems requiring multidisciplinary expertise. He is well known for his resourcefulness; excellent research and analytical skills; and rigorous dedication to high quality. He possesses a strong work ethic and a constant drive toward excellence and continuous learning and development.

Jide’s varied background and experiences have contributed to his multidimensional capabilities. He holds degrees from the Federal University of Technology Akure in Nigeria (B. Tech. in Project Management Technology -First Class Honours); from the Netherlands' most international university, Maastricht University (MA in Science, Technology, and Society - Distinction, Cum Laude); and a specialization in Governance, Innovation, and Sustainability from Alpen-Adria University (AAU) in Klagenfurt, Austria. He also holds an ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business.  He won the UM Holland High-Potential Scholarship in 2021 and was an Erasmus+ scholar. He is also an Adam Smith Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University where he explores the political economy of Artificial Intelligence.

Jide previously worked as a Governance, Risk, and Compliance consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Nigeria where he led projects on corporate governance, enterprise risk management, compliance management, Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) for public and private-sector clients across multiple industries.

Jide's research interests include the global dynamics of AI policymaking, ethics and governance of emerging technologies, politics of innovation, and innovation ecosystems. As a Graduate Research Assistant and member of the Georgia Tech Ethics, Technology, and Human Interaction Center (ETHICx) research team, he currently researches the potential ethical and societal consequences of AI-enabled manufacturing systems in the Georgia AI Manufacturing (GA-AIM) Project funded by a $65 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA).

  • MA, Science, Technology, and Society (2021) - Maastricht University
  • B.Tech., Project Management Technology (2016) - Federal University of Technology Akure
Awards and
  • Adam Smith Fellow
  • Erasmus+ Grant
  • UM Holland High-Potential Scholarship
Areas of
  • AI Ethics
  • AI Policy
  • Artificial Intelligence Governance
  • Ethics And Governance Of Emerging Technologies
  • Science, Technology, And Society


Research Fields:
  • Ethics and Philosophy of Science and Technology
  • Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy
  • International Development
  • Regional Development
  • Emerging Technologies - Innovation
  • Foreign Policy
  • Governance
  • Inequality, Inequity, and Social Justice
  • National Strategy
  • Policy Analysis
  • Political Economy
  • Politics
  • Privacy
  • Regulation
  • Science and Technology
  • Technology Management and Policy