On this page you will find researchers, fellows and networks that are affiliated with the Centre for Social Data Science.
Researchers and Staff

Director of Centre for Social Data Science: University Lecturer Maria Valaste

Deputy Director of Centre for Social Data Science: University Lecturer Ariel Abeldaño Zuñiga

Professors and University Lecturers
Early-career researchers
Helsinki Social Computing Group
  • Anton Berg
  • Jesse Haapoja
  • Onni Aarne
  • Sippo Rossi
  • Victoria Palacin

​​​​​​Helsinki Social Computing Group is hosted at the Centre for Social Data Science, Faculty of Social Science. It is lead by Matti Nelimarkka and other group members include

Demographic Research at CSDS
  • Mikko Myrskylä
  • Riku Laine
  • Sanni Saarinen
  • Maria Ponkilainen
  • Sanna Kailaheimo-Lönnqvist
  • Donata Stonkute
  • Julia Hellstrand
  • Miika Mäki
  • Ricarda Duerst
  • Kelsey Wright
  • Ziwei Rao
  • Citlali Trigos-Raczkowski

Demographers at CSDS study population dynamics, fertility and mortality forecasting, family formation and dissolution, and inequalities in demographic processes. The team works with and within the Population Research Unit and collaborates extensively with the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research.

  • Catarina Ahlvik, Affiliated Researcher (Management and Organization, Hanken School of Economics)
  • Ilja Kavonius, University Researcher (Centre for Consumer Society Research)
  • Hanna Konttinen, Senior University Lecturer (Social Psychology)
  • Riikka Koulu, Associate Professor (Law and Digitalisation)
  • Salla-Maaria Laaksonen, University Researcher (Centre for Consumer Society Research)
  • Krister Lindén, Research Director (Digital Humanities)
  • Mikko Myrskylä, Professor (Helsinki Institute for Demography and Population Health)
  • Eetu Mäkelä, Associate Professor (Digital Humanities)
  • Minna Ruckenstein, Associate Professor (Centre for Consumer Society Research)
  • Karri Silventoinen, Professor (Demography, Population Research Unit)
  • Reijo Sund, Professor (Register Studies, University of Eastern Finland)
  • Mikko Tolonen, Professor (Digital Humanities)
  • Julia Velkova, Assistant Professor (Technology and Social Change, Linköping University, Sweden)
  • Laszlo Vincze, University Lecturer (Quantitative Methods, Swedish School of Social Science)
Professors Emeriti