Hi there! I'm a Senior Researcher at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden. My research interests include empirical software engineering in the context of open technologies. Open technologies refer to technology-related artifacts that is shared, reused and collaboratively developed between its users and stakeholders. Here, I'm specifically interested in how actors in public and private sector can use, develop, and collaborate on Open Source Software, Open and shared data, and Open Standards to enable and promote interoperability, technological independence, and open innovation.
My research commonly touches on the human and social aspects of software engineering, as the development open technologies is by design a collaborative and social effort. This implies several challenges from a socio-technical perspective, often requiring a qualitative or mixed-method approach to investigate. My goal, however, goes beyond problem understanding, and is focused on developing knowledge and designing artifacts that can help to address the problem at hand in a real-world context. An iterative process I prefer to do in collaboration with the actors present in the problem context.
Areas I'm currently investigating include:
- how public sector can use, develop, and collaborate on Open Source Software in a sustainable manner.
- how public and private actors can share and collaborate on (open) data and related boundary resources in the context Open Data Ecosystems.
- how public and private actors can analyze the health of an Open Source Software project, and thereby make appropriate sourcing decision or proactive health measures.
- how and when open technologies can considered as digital commons, and how their sustainability may be informed by theory of the commons.
- how public actors can apply and collaborate on procurement activities to enable an open and agile development of systems and software.