About Arto

Hello there! I’m Arto, and this here is my website and occasionally updated blog.

I’m a social scientist with a computer science twist. My research interests lie at the intersection of society and technology and include political polarization, social media and quantitative and computational research methods. Ultimately, I hope to do my small part to help humanity live long and prosper.

As of March 2023, I’m finalizing a dissertation at the University of Helsinki. I’m also looking for new things to do professionally, either inside or outside academia — feel free to contact me if you think I would be a good match for your company, project, or whatever else you have in mind.

Besides that, I’m into lindy hop and other social dances, meditation, board games and role-playing games, and understanding differing points of view. I’m often found online using the pseudonym aasitus. One could translate this as ‘the act of donkeying’ or as an obscure slang word for a ‘scam’, but probably shouldn’t.

I looked pretty much like this in December 2016.

I looked pretty much like this in December 2016.