I am a postdoctoral researcher at University of Oulu in the Interact research group. My background is in information security, and I did my PhD (2017) in University of Oulu in Information Processing Science, focusing on web 2.0, social media, and children’s online safety. I am mainly a qualitative researcher, always digging a little deeper whether I am doing my research using the treasure trove that is the internet, or with real life humans. I am also interested in participatory design and the themes of empowerment and activism through technology design: After my PhD I jumped straight into doing the awesomeness that is FabAcademy, and have since been involved in multiple research projects concerning digital fabrication and making with different user groups
On my freetime I am a Vans enthusiast and T-shirt aficionado. I mostly hang out with my cats, stream B-quality TV shows, and think about taking up sports before it is too late. I pray Yoga counts. I also enjoy fiddling with my phone, laughing at memes, and trying to keep up with the ever changing social media scene. You’re never too old for TikTok man! I also have an overflowing pinterest board filled with expensive boots, and another one overflowing with awesome tinkering projects for the FabLab I don’t have time to tinker with.
You’re on this page because I heard a rumor that any respectable researcher should have their own website nowaways. I saw my change, and I took it. Now that you’re here might as well check out atleast my publications and teaching portfolio, right? 🤔