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
  • Helsingin Sanomat run a story of the methods in Digivaalit 2015 findings (2016-05-03)
  • Finnish Parliament (Committee of the Future) seeks my views on platform economics. (2016-05-11)
  • I'll present our computational social science research to Complex Systems-research group (2016-05-30)
  • Our work on designing live participation is presented at DIS 2016 (2016-06-04)
  • Our work about the cross-media agenda normalization will be presented in ICA 2016. (2016-06-09)
Random images from my life