Matti Nelimarkka

A social scientist with a touch of technology

I'm a Finnish social scientist interested in new media. My interests include online participation, e-politics, social services and mobile systems. In all of these, I prefer approaching the thing from softer, non-technical side, even while I have a background in fast and ugly prototyping and coding too.

My background is in political science, which I studied at the University of Helsinki and computer science, which I've learned at Nokia Corporation and go deeper at the University of Helsinki. Currently I'm working at Helsinki Institute for Information Technology and studying towards PhD in computer science.

My days pass while I sitting next to my computer and think really hard. Things I do vary from programming, data-analysis, writing, teaching and other stuff like that. My current interests are

  • co-located computing
  • computational social science
  • civic technologies
  • education




IRC: matnel @ ircnet

Skype: mattinelimarkka

online presence
  • I'll co-teach a course "Network analysis" with Arho Toikka (2017-04-20)
  • I co-teach course on digital research methods @ University of Helsinki, Faculty of Social Science (2017-04-27)
  • Our work "Theory-Driven Collocated CMC: A Study of Collocated Mediated Interaction as a Public Sphere" (with Antti Salovaara, Giulio Jacucci and Bryan Semaan) is presented at CHI 2017 (2017-05-06)
  • I review three papers to Interact 2017 (2017-05-28)
  • I review papers for CSCW 2018 online first (2017-05-30)
  • I'm participating Summer Institute in Computational Social Science held at Princeton University and sponsored by Russell Sage Foundation (2017-06-18)
  • Presenting paper "Validity as a Challenge to Mainstream Computational Methods" is presented in ERCP conference (2017-09-06)
Random images from my life