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 coordinate the Digital Enterprise Research Priority Area at the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering.

I hold a PhD in Computer Science from NTNU (2015). 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 digital platforms from a sociotechnical perspective, in particular:

  • user-centered perspectives in the design and use of AI for public service delivery
  • data work and data curation in data science
  • digitalization of work processes (especially in the energy sector)
  • Internet of Things for long-term ecological research

Methodologically, I adopt an ethnographically inspired approach based on an interpretive perspective.

Theoretically, I am particularly concerned with issues of system integration and data management. 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 project AI4Users, in cooperation with University of Agder (project leader) and University of Oslo, funded by the IKTPLUSS program of the Norwegian Research Council (2020-2025).

I am affiliated with the Sirius center for research-based innovation (2016-2024).

Previously, I was in the management group 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).

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.

In Autumn 2020 I teach the following courses:

  • TDMA5004 - Planlegging av forskningsprosjekt (Lecturer; in Norwegian)
  • TDMA4003 - Vitenskapelig metode (co-lecturer; in Norwegian)

Other courses that I am/have been involved in:

  • DIFT1005 (campus-based) & INFT1008 (online-based) - Datstøttet Samhandling (in Norwegian; responsbile for CSCW module); with Birgit Krogstie (course responsible) and Geir Ove Rosvold
  • TDT4257 Digital Service Innovation (assignment coordinator); with Eric Monteiro (course responsible)
  • 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 and lecturer)
  • IT1604 - Digitalt Samfunn (Lecturer; in Norwegian)


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