I guess my aim is to help humanity live long and prosper and to improve the world in various ways. In practice, I’m interested in doing research, working on projects that let me develop my skills, volunteering, or donating to somebody else who does some or all of those things better than do I.
Mainly, I am an aspiring social scientist with a CS twist. I am currently a postgraduate student at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki, and I’m also enrolled as a student of computer science; I’ve studied math, statistics, economics and history enough to not feel too embarrassed to list them here, as well. My research interests so far have included online advocacy, political participation, and the use of computational methods in social science. As of September 2017, I’m working on Smarter Social Media Analytics at the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT / Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki.
I also co-founded a small indie game studio, Kamara and try to devote some of my time to doing game design and programming there. I’m often found online using the pseudonym aasitus. I like cats, fancy beers and epic board games.