Tuukka Lehtiniemi (PhD, economic sociology)
Digital Content Communities group
Department of Computer Science
I am interested in existing and imagined ways that humans participate in the digital economy. My current research mainly focuses on the data economy and automated decision-making systems. My work has ties to data studies, economic sociology and also STS. My research approach might be called critical but constructive: I aspire to do work that is interesting and relevant in the scholarly sense, but also feeds back to the practitioners in the empirical fields I study. In recent years my work has had a qualitative approach, but I also have years of practical experience with quantitative tools and approaches.
automated decision-making (ADM), data economy, data studies, digital economy, social and socio-technical imaginaries
Since 2020, I hold a PhD in economic sociology (University of Turku, PhD thesis Imagining the Data Economy ). I have Master’s degrees in economics (University of Helsinki) and electrical and communications engineering (Helsinki University of Technology, a predecessor of Aalto University).
I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at Centre for Consumer Society Research, University of Helsinki. During my PhD studies, I worked at Aalto University’s Department of Computer Science and the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology.
In 2018, I was a Fellow and Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) in Berlin, Germany.
Before re-joining the Academia in 2014, I was an economist in telecoms regulation, a research funding expert at the Academy of Finland, and a research engineer at Nokia Research Center.
I enjoy climbing walls, rock and mountains.