I am currently conducting a PhD at Tallinn University of Technology’s Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance titled “Government as a Platform: Open Data as a means for the coproduction and customization of public services”. This research posits that open data may help drive a shift in how public services are conceived, developed, and delivered by enabling enhanced levels of co-creation.
The PhD aims to analyze this shift, understand how it occurs, and provide a model and framework for understanding how open government data is enabling and driving the co-creation of new public services. Additionally, the research project aims to look at potential implications for community empowerment, innovation, and enhanced levels of participation in democratic processes.
I am also working as a researcher on the Horizon 2020 funded project, OpenGovIntelligence. This project aims to demonstrate how open government data may be used to modernize public administrations and the co-creation of new public services. In addition to open government data and co-creation, my research interests also include data analytics, complexity, machine learning, artificial intelligence, innovation, and government transformation.