August 5th to August 16th, 2024 | Iceland | University of Iceland



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Matti Nelimarkka
Matti Nelimarkka teaches social data science at the University of Helsinki. His book [Computational Thinking and Social Science: Combining Programming, Methodologies and Fundamental Concepts]( was published by SAGE Publishing in 2023. Beyond teaching computational methods for social scientists, he leads the Helsinki Social Computing Group, an interdisciplinary group examining both computers and society. They explore digital democracy and politics in the digital era as well as computational techniques in social sciences, especially workflows and connections between social science theories and code. He is affiliated with the Faculty of Social Science, University of Helsinki, Department of Computer Science, Aalto University.
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Thamar Heijstra
Thamar Heijstra is a professor of Sociology at the University of Iceland and the Director of Academic Development at the School of Social Sciences. Her research interests center around academic teaching, organisational culture, work conditions, well-being, and gender relations, and she is currently involved in research projects on AI use in the labour market, remote work and well-being, and the social aspect of restoration projects.
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Stefán Hrafn Jónsson
Stefán Hrafn Jónsson is a Professor of Sociology and the Dean of the School of Social Sciences at the University of Iceland. He received his PhD in Sociology and Demography from Pennsylvania State University. Stefán has contributed to numerous national and international research projects, focusing on public health, youth behavior, and social inequality. He has worked with the Directorate of Health and the Public Health Institute of Iceland. He led the Icelandic team in the European Social Survey and investigated smoking and drinking in films across six European nations (Smoking in Movies project). He participated in the ESPAD and HBSC projects and was the Principal Investigator in the first two waves of the national survey on Health and Well-being in Iceland in 2007 and 2009.
David Reimer
David Reimer is professor of sociology of education at the University of Iceland (since January 2023). He also holds a part-time position at Aarhus University. His research focuses on questions related to inequalities in educational attainment. He is particularly interested in educational transitions - such as the transition from upper secondary education to higher education or the transition from compulsory school to the subsequent schooling alternatives. He is currently principal investigator for a major research project: [EDUCHANGE, Changing Inequality at Educational Transitions (ERC consolidator grant)]( In his work he often combine different sources of data – such as survey data from experimental interventions with administrative registry data. He haas also been working with digital trace data from a reading app for compulsory school students in Denmark and connected this data to registry and survey data


Teaching Assistants

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Adeline Clarke
Adeline is a Project Planner at the University of Helsinki Centre for Social Data Science where she creates tools for analysis surveys containing open-ended questions in Finnish.


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