I am a postdoctoral researcher at the faculty of information technology and electrical engineering at University of Oulu, in Finland. I am a part of the Interact research unit. I have previously completed my master (2007) and my licentiate (2013) at Lulea University of Technology in Sweden, in the area of information security. I did my PhD project here in Oulu focusing on web 2.0, social media, and children's online safety. I defended my PhD thesis in december 2017.
I am currently working as an assistant teacher in many courses, and as a researcher on a project project that aims 1) To empower children through technology making and designerly thinking in education to become better prepared for the Fourth Industrial Revolution 2) To develop new tools in cooperation with schools and the educational sector for educating children in technology making and designerly thinking, and 3) To encourage Finnish industry to develop means and tools for technology making and designerly thinking to be used in the education of children.
To be better prepared for this project, I enrolled in FabAcademy to get familiar with the environment, and to find out what we can do there with the children. I am also hoping to tie my final project for FabAcademy together with this project. I am doing FabAcademy 2018 in FabLab Oulu, which is located at the university as well.
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