I am a Junior Research Fellow and PhD student at the Department of Software Science in the Large Scale Systems Group at Tallinn University of Technology in Tallinn, Estonia. Publishing and researching within the field of electronic government, my work aims to build a bridge between information technology and public administration. So far, I have been an active participant in many conferences, such as CeDEM, EGOVEPART, HICSS, and DGO; in 2018 I was named a HICSS Doctoral Fellow.

I have also been active as a reviewer for the international scientific journal Government Information Quarterly (GIQ). My background is in both IT, previously working as a backend integration engineer, and social sciences with my educational background lying largely within the field of political science and public administration. I have worked on preparing and submitting research proposals at the EU level (Horizon2020, CEF, REC), at the national level, and at the institutional level. In addition to my current research work, I am also active in the open data scene both within Estonia and at a wider international level; I am currently managing the official Estonian open government data portal.

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Current Positions

  • Present2019


    GovAiLab -

  • Present2018

    Chief Technical Lead

    Estonian Open Government Data Portal

  • Present2017

    Junior Research Fellow

    TalTech. Tallinn, Estonia


  • PhD Candidate 2017 - 2020

    Public Administration

    Tallinn University of Technology - Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance. Tallinn, Estonia

  • MSc 2015-2017

    e-Government Technologies and Services - Cum Laude

    Tallinn University of Technology - Department of Information Technology. Tallinn, Estonia

  • BA 2011-2014

    Political Science and International Relations - Magna Cum Laude

    Montana State University. Bozeman, Montana