People

Reimagine ADM brings together established research groups from five universities: the University of Helsinki, University of Southern Denmark, University of Ljubljana, Linköping University and KU Leuven.
Minna Ruckenstein
David Moats

Senior researcher

Finnish team

University of Helsinki

Centre for Consumer Society Research

david.moats@helsinki.fi

Moats is the co-leader of the Maps Collaboratory, with expertise in valuation studies and mapping public issues using digital tools, particularly data visualisations

Tuukka Lehtiniemi

Postdoctoral researcher

Finnish team

University of Helsinki

Consumer Society Research Centre

tuukka.lehtiniemi@helsinki.fi 

Lehtiniemi co-leads the Alternatives Collaboratory and brings into the project his experience in studying social imaginaries that underlie the data economy and its automated processes.

Antti Rannisto

Doctoral researcher

Finnish team

Aalto University

antti.rannisto@aalto.fi

Rannisto is an applied sociologist and Insight Lead at Solita’s Design & Strategy unit. He also works as a doctoral researcher in the CRAI-CIS research group at Aalto University. Much of Antti’s current work in the industry revolves around social implications of new technologies, helping organisations balance and better position human and non-human agency in sociotechnical systems.

Dorthe Brogård Kristensen

Professor

PI, Danish team 

University of Southern Denmark

Department of Business and Administration

dbk@sam.sdu.dk 

Brogård Kristensen will lead the Danish country team and be responsible for the Fieldwork Collaboratory. She has experience in leading multidisciplinary research projects in the study of self-tracking and personalised medicine.

 

Perle Møhl

Senior researcher

Danish team

University of Southern Denmark

perlem@sam.sdu.dk

Møhl will mainly work on two empirical cases: Automated Border Control and AI in breast cancer screening. She brings in her specialisation in visual technologies, automated decisions systems and biometrics, including the interaction between human and digital ways of sensing and seeing.

Alev Kuruoglu

Associate professor

Danish team

University of Southern Denmark

alev@sam.sdu.dk

Kuruoglu will collaborate on analysing human/machine interaction in the empirical cases, and brings in a specialisation in technologies, inequality, and user studies of self-tracking technologies. The research assistant of the Danish team assists the whole project by compiling a literature review of empirical cases and conducting interviews.

Rajko Mursic

Professor

PI, Slovenian team

University of Ljubljana

Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology

rajko.mursic@ff.uni-lj.si 

Mursic will lead the Slovenian team and co-lead the Fieldwork Collaboratory. He has worked on alternative cultural activities in music-related venues, defining core values in activism and developing collaborative ethnographic approaches.

Ajda Pretnar Žagar

Researcher

Slovenian team

Institute for Contemporary History

ajda.pretnar@fri.uni-lj.si

Pretnar Žagar co-leads the Maps Collaboratory. She brings in her extensive experience in applications of text mining. In this project, she will participate in mapping of values, apply circular mixed methods, make visualisation of data and quantitative analysis, and promote interaction with the stakeholders.

Dan Podjed

Associate professor

Slovenian team

Institute of Slovenian Ethnology

dan.podjed@zrc-sazu.si

Podjed brings in his specialisation in applied anthropology, aspects of digital transformations, and co[1]creation methods for people-centred design of technological solutions. In the project, he will mainly contribute to the Alternatives Collaboratory and work on metaphors and imagery in public discourse; sample and prepare databases and transcripts.

Ine Van Hoyweghen

Professor

PI, Belgian team

KU Leuven

Centre for Sociological Research

ine.vanhoyweghen@kuleuven.be

Van Hoyweghen will lead the Belgian team as PI supervising the involved researchers. She is experienced in comparative qualitative social science research methods in the study of the social aspects and implications of new biomedical technologies in different domains of social life (insurance, healthcare, social policy).

Maiju Tanninen

Postdoctoral researcher

Belgian team

University of Helsinki

maiju.tanninen@helsinki.fi

Tanninen is the co-leader of the Fieldwork Collaboratory; she brings to the project her experience in analysing the experiential and imaginary aspects of datafication in the private insurance domain.

Elisa Elhadj

Doctoral researcher

Belgian team

KU Leuven

elisaleila.elhadj@kuleuven.be

Elhadj is a doctoral researcher within the Life Sciences and Society Lab at KU Leuven. She is part of the Belgian team and will contribute to the Fieldwork Collaboratory. Her current work revolves around the socio-politics of in silico medicine and the frictions between actors and values.

Julia Velkova

Associate professor 

PI, Swedish team

Linköping University

Department of Thematic Studies – Technology and Social Change

julia.velkova@liu.se 

Velkova leads the Swedish team and co-leads the Alternatives Collaboratory and contributes to the Fieldwork Collaboratory with mapping and analysing values in cases of digitalising “smart” energy grids in Sweden. She brings in her expertise in researching and theorising conflicting values in contexts such as informal media production, search engines, social media, data infrastructures and energy grids. In this project, she will also benefit from an ongoing collaboration with a network of Swedish scholars working on digitalising energy grids.

Maria Eidenskog

Assistant professor

Swedish team

Linköping University

Department of Thematic Studies – Technology and Social Change

maria.eidenskog@liu.se 

Eidenskog will work in the Swedish team and brings in her experience in working with energy calculations, urban planning and the introduction of multidisciplinary decision support tool in the construction sector as well as her theoretical perspectives from Science and Technology Studies (STS).

Advisory board
  • Professor of social policy Minna van Gerven (University of Tampere)
  • Research Coordinator of the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities Pekka Mäkelä (University of Helsinki).
  • Director, Utrecht Data School Mirko Schäfer (Utrecht University)
  • Professor Mika Pantzar (University of Helsinki)
  • Professor of digital cultures Sally Wyatt (Maastricht University)
  • Director, Emerging Technologies Research Lab Sarah Pink (Monash University)
Cooperation partners
  • Joonas Aitonurmi, Digital and population data services agency
  • Hans Nylén,  STUNS Energy
  • Carl Brandt,  Liva Health
  •  Maja Cimerman, Danes je nov dan
  • Ole Graumann, Odense University Hospital
  • Minna Mustakallio, Un/Know
  • Riitta Nieminen-Sundell,  Lunden Architecture Company
  • Bulent Ozel, Lucid Minds
  • Anne Mul, Lucid Minds
  • Alex Parsons, My Society
  • Valentina Rajaković, Radio Študent
  • Antti Rannisto, Solita
  • Heli Rantavuo, Spotify
  • Viivi Lähteenoja, My Data Global
  • Matthias Spielkamp, AlgorithmWatch