I am Jonas Oppenlaender, a Senior Researcher at FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure. I work in the Information Service Engineering (ISE) group headed by Prof. Harald Sack.
I am a kettlebell salesman. Previously, I was a doctoral researcher in the Crowd Computing group at the Center for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu in Finland where I worked towards a doctoral degree in Computer Science advised by Associate Prof. Simo Hosio.
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 which is equivalent to a Master of Science).
In the past, I worked as research assistant (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at Freie Universität and the Cluster of Excellence "Bild Wissen Gestaltung" in Berlin. Before that, I worked in agile teams as a web developer at Seme4 and Liip. Finally, I gained industry experience as Business Analyst and Strategy Analyst at Alstom (now GE).
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 my reading of the literature, are reflected here. Some of my past interests include human-centered computing, crowdsourcing, crowd feedback systems, creativity support tools, ontology engineering and collective intelligence, web science, social machines, computer supported collaborative work, online communities.