Gorkem Turgut Ozer
Gorkem Turgut “G.T.” OZER is an Assistant Professor in the Decision, Operations, and Information Technologies Department at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park. His research and teaching lie at the nexus of technology, strategy, and organization, and involve the development and application of statistical models and machine learning algorithms to collect and analyze large-scale data. His ongoing projects focus on competitive and governance strategies in multi-sided markets such as digital platforms and sharing economy, business model innovation and digitalization, and the societal implications of peer-to-peer markets. He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS), Association for Information Systems (AIS), Strategic Management Society (SMS), and Academy of Management (AOM).
Prior to pursuing his Ph.D. degree, he completed his MBA degree with a concentration and thesis on behavioral finance, and his M.Sc. degree in information systems. He has experience as an entrepreneur and advisor. He started three companies and exited successfully from the two. He has advised CEOs and CIOs of big retail, tourism, and technology companies, and mentored startups. He is an avid backpacker, a nature lover, coder, and Go player, and he cares and acts for the good of the other 8.7 million species.