I am Jonas Oppenlaender, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Jyväskylä in Central Finland.
I completed my PhD in Associate Prof. Simo Hosio's Crowd Computing Group at the University of Oulu in Northern Finland. My doctoral thesis was awarded a disctinction and focused on how creative work is perceived by workers on microtask crowdsourcing platforms as well as crowd feedback systems.
Previously, I was a Senior Researcher/PostDoc at FIZ Karlsruhe (Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure) and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Prior to my doctoral position at the Center for Ubiquitous Computing, I was a researcher (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the Human-Centered Computing group, Freie Universität Berlin and the Cluster of Excellence "Bild Wissen Gestaltung" in Berlin. I hold a MSc degree in Computer Science (with Distinction) from the University of Southampton and studied Industrial Engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany and Linköping University in Sweden (leading to the degree of Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur). Before that, I worked in agile teams as a web developer at Seme4 and Liip. I also gained industry experience as Business Analyst and Strategy Analyst at Alstom (now GE).
Fun facts about me: I dabble with AI-generated art and I am a kettlebell salesman. I have lived, studied, and/or worked in Germany, Switzerland, France, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Macedonia, the United States, and Finland.
In my academic research, I am interested in building socio-technical systems in which the human and technological elements perform complex tasks better than either human or machine could independently. In the past, I have concentrated on two topics in this research space: facilitating knowledge transfer and supporting complex creative work. My current scientific research interests, based on the academic literature I have read, are reflected here.