Background and activities

I am Associate Professor in CSCW and Digital Collaboration at the Department of Computer Science, NTNU. I am affiliated with the Applied Information Technologies (AIT) group.

I hold a PhD in Computer Science from NTNU. My PhD thesis was titled: "Integration by Infrastructuring: The Case of Subsea Environmental Monitoring in Oil and Gas Offshore Operations".

My primary research interest is the study of the empirical challenges of implementing and maintaining sustainable ICT-based platforms and information infrastructures from a sociotechnical perspective. I am also particularly interested in the methodological stakes when studying distributed and long-term arrangements like infrastructures and platforms. Methodologically, I adopt an ethnographic approach based on an interpretive perspective. 

Theoretically, I am particularly concerned with issues of system integration and standardization. I draw primarily on IS and CSCW theories, but my work is also influenced by Science and Technology Studies (STS). I have recently published in MIS Quarterly, CSCW Jorunal, Science and Technology Studies Journal, the International Conference on IS, European Conference on IS, and the Scandinavian Journal of IS.

I am in the management team of the research network AlgoCult ("Algorithmic Cultures and the Digitalization of the Public Sector"), in cooperation with Kristiania University College the University of Oslo, funded by the SAMKUL program of the Norwegian Research Concil (2018-2019). 

Empirically, my focus is currently on different domains, for example:

  • digitalization of work processes in the energy sector, primarliy subsea environmental monitoring during oil and gas operations, resource exploration, and operations. This work is carried out as part of the Sirius center for research-based innovation (2016-2023).
  • long-term ecological research, especially as part of the projects InfraData (2017-18).

I sit in the Advisor Board of the Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems (SJIS) since 2017. I am the representative of Norway in the board of the IRIS Association since 2017.

I am currently supervising 2 PhD students and 7 master students.

In Autumn 2019, I teach the TDMA5004 - Planlegging av forskningsprosjekt course at IDI.

Other courses that I have been involved in:

  • IT3010 - Research-based Innovation Methodologies in Computer and Information Science (Lecturer)
  • DT111 - Empirical Software Engineering (in conjunction with IT3010) (Lecturer)
  • TDT4257 - Digital Service Innovation (Assignment coordinator)


Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database