Tuba Bircan is a research professor at the Department of Sociology and the research coordinator of Interface Demography at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She holds BSc and MSc degrees in statistics and a PhD degree in social and political sciences from Catholic University of Leuven. Her scholarly interests cover a wide range from migration, inequalities, public perception and attitudes, ethical and trustworthy AI, use and governance of Big Data and AI for global challenges to new methodologies, social and public policies. She has substantial experience in quantitative and mixed research methods and empirical evidence-based policy-making. She has served as an external expert and reviewer for several international funding institutes and as a reviewer for many international journals. She believes in open science and science for society.
Migration, diversity, refugees, higher education, ECEC, hard-to-reach groups, equal opportunities, social policies, data management
Big data for social research, quantitative methodologies, advanced statistical models, research methods, survey methodology, multivariate modeling, multilevel models, SEM, content analysis