Docent of Applied Statistics – an area applied on all (im)possible fields – and one of the Founding Fellows of the Teachers’ Academy, working as a University Lecturer at the Centre for Research Methods in the Faculty of Social Sciences.
I have studied and worked at the University of Helsinki since 1990 doing co-operation on all campuses.
I have built two MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course), one related to Statistical Literacy and Inference and the other to Open Data Science. The courses that are organized in cooperation with the Open University and HYMY Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences gather together students and researchers from all over the University, other universities, schools, and fields of worklife. I develop and implement the courses together with my students working as Teaching Assistants.
My passion is Statistics – “Data Science”: measuring complicated phenomena in Social and Behavioral Sciences as well as wrangling and visualizing multidimensional data. I get excited about Digital Humanities, and Open data sets and Open tools, such as R.
I am inspired by students’ learning. Good teaching supports learning.
One of my visions is “University of Finland”: more active cooperation and coordination between our universities, e.g., with MOOCs of various areas.
Cooperation, openness and transparence across faculties, service organisation and other units must be increased adapting the network model that has been successful within the Teachers’ Academy.
In order to succeed, the academic working and studying community must spur everyone to act withour fear for common good, to encourage everyone to take response of one’s activities, to learn to pay attention to others accomplishments and also get used to give positive feedback that elevates the whole community.
THINK BIG, not just the internal topics of UH. We are de facto the leading University in Finland. Our task is also – more or less implicitly – to take responsibility and lead the others by example.
My motto: “JUST DO IT!”
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