Research experience

Visiting PhD researcher, Aarhus University, August 2017 - June 2018

I carried out a year long research exchange in Aarhus University at the Centre for Computational Thinking and Design. I was involved in developing a new discipline for Danish basic education called Technology Comprehension.

PhD researcher, University of Jyväskylä, 2016 - current

I am employed in the Faculty of Information Technology. My main duties are to conduct PhD and teach.

Research Assistant and software developer, ONSPACE project, 2014 - 2015

I participated in requirements analysis of a learning space management system in autumn 2014. During the year 2015, I was responsible for the implementation of the system. We developed a server-based web application.

Pedagogical work experience

Courses for enterprises

I have organised courses for ICT companies and other enterprises through Urasilta organisation:

Courses in the University of Jyväskylä

My main teaching responsibility has been the Master's thesis seminar for Computer Science students:

I have also teached in several other courses, where I have been responsible for course practices, mentoring course tasks, planning exams, and evaluating students:

Courses in the University for elder people (Jyväskylä Open University)

I have arranged the following courses for elderly people.


I have organised introductions to the University IT systems for new students in IT-services. In VerkkoAps, I organised introduction to the Google services for students and staff of the University of Jyväskylä.

Pedagogical teacher training interships

As a part of my pedagogical studies, I have teached in the University of Applied Sciences, Department of Education, and lower secondary education:

Other work experience

Salesperson, Elisa Shopit Jyväskylä 2008 - 2014

I worked as a part-time salesperson in Elisa Shopit Jyväskylä during my Master's studies. I was selling the products and services of Elisa and Saunalahti, such as internet connections, mobile phones, and mobile connections. The job teached my to carry out result-oriented sales with high expectations.

Factory worker, Ruukki Steel factory, Raahe, summer 2007

I was working in steel construction. Tough physical job, indeed.

Safari guide and salesperson, Rukapalvelu oy., Kuusamo 2006 - 2007

I guided Finnish and foreing customers in different adventure events and worked as a salesperson in the company's shop.

Congress staff, Jyväskylän Paviljonki 2005 - 2006

I took part in organising customer and security services in the main congress center in Jyväskylä.

Secretary of tourism, City of Raahe, summer 2005

Customer service, tourism marketing, maintaining the city's website.

Factory worker, Ruukki Steel, Raahe, summers 2002 and 1999

Summer job at the factory. Maintenance work basically.

International experience

Sales person at call center, Silja Line Tallinn 2006

Selling Silja Line's cruises and services. Assisting customers with travel plans.

Course leader in England, STS Language school, summer 2004

I was responsible for 15 Finnish students and main director of 45 students international group. The duty was to make the students language course as secure and enjoyable as possible.

International assistant, Malta, STS Language school, summer 2003

Responsible only for 15 Finnish students but otherwise same as the previous one.

International course leader, Kalevan Nuorten Keski-Suomen Piiri ry. kesällä 2003

Planning and executing an international course for English, German, and Finnish youngsters in Finland.