Researcher of collective intelligence
Tanja Aitamurto, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Crowdsourced Democracy Team at the School of Engineering at Stanford. In her work, Tanja examines civic technologies for informing, empowering, and connecting people. She studies the impact of new media technologies on people’s behavior and society. These technologies include crowdsourcing, virtual and augmented Reality, and artificial intelligence.
Her work has received several awards and has been published in academic venues such as the New Media & Society, Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) and Computer-Supported Collaborative Work and Social Computing (CSCW). She has attended meetings and given talks about her research at the White House, the United Nations, OECD, the Council of Europe and in several Parliaments and Governments.
In her projects, Tanja often collaborates on in-the-wild experiments with media organizations and local and national governments. Tanja leads the design and implementation of the Finnish Experiment, a series of pioneering cases in crowdsourcing policymaking.