Junior Researchers Fall2019/Spring2020


The brilliant ETHOS Lab Junior Researchers in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 (Tea was unfortunately absent at the photoshoot). Read more about them and their projects below.

Patricia Namakula Mbabazi


Stud. MSc Digital Innovation & Management, 3rd sem.

Project: Public Digitalization - juggling politics, welfare, and ethics How is the design of public information systems shaping the interaction between newly appointed citizenships and authorities in the societal context of integration and occupation. How is the digitization service enacting classifications, ethics and politics through computational design and judgement?

Marianna Kozányiová


Stud. MSc. Digital Innovation & Management, 3rd sem.

Project: Exploration of IT Consultancy practices: IT Consultancy is becoming a crucial discipline in Nordic countries within both, private and public sector, having a great influence over digital landscapes ingrained within our everyday lives. It is being constantly accelerated by the emergence of new technologies, which subsequently expand the demand and the market. It is therefore inevitable to explore and understand IT Consultancy practices through STS lens, in order to comprehend their influence on digital and organizational landscapes. How did IT Consultancy practices developed over time and in what organizational structures are these embedded in now? How can we understand these structures through exploration of systems, processes, standards, definitions, documents and data? What are the future remarks for IT Consultancy research?

Viktoriya Feshak


Stud. from TU Munich, Responsibility in Science, Engineering & Technology + on research internship in ETHOS LAB from 1 Oct -31 Dec 2019

Project: Technologies of mobility - The construction of inclusion within new Copenhagen metro line: A project on how principles of inclusion, embedded into welfare architectural policies, are mirrored in the newly designed metro system in Copenhagen focusing on how technical, infrastructural configurations are imagined to make disabled people “mobile”/“capable”. Using the case-study of the metro ring two concepts will frame the inquiry: participatory design and the techno-architectural assemblages and citizenship

Amalie Blixt


Stud. MSc. Digital Innovation & Management, 3rd semester

Project: From Data Subject to Decision Making: This case study makes visible the network of actors that enable detection of fraudulent health insurance claims and explores the potential for introducing an algorithm that captures the gut feelings of claims investigators upon which fraud detection is often based. The approach is inspired by academic concepts such as technical mediation, accountability and quantifiable decision making. How is data (re-)produced, translated, categorized, understood and used through the handling of a claim, and what are the implications as well as possibilities involved in this process with and without the use of a fraud detection algorithm?

Kristoffer Kloch


Stud. MSc. Digital Innovation & Management, 1st semester

Project: Podcast as method in knowledge production: Is there a ‘great divide’ (Turnbull) between researchers publications and the reach of non-academics? Aaron Schwartz, acted on the notion that there were institutional and political barriers keeping the public from accessing state-of-the-art research from universities and thus excluding them from intellectual debates. This project seeks to explore research dissemination both as a topic but also as a method. Can podcasting break down existing barriers and how does this format contribute differently than the format of writing and how?

Mohammad Ghadban


Stud. MSc. Digital Innovation & Management, 1st sem.

Project: Podcast as method in knowledge production: Is there a ‘great divide’ (Turnbull) between researchers publications and the reach of non-academics? Aaron Schwartz, acted on the notion that there were institutional and political barriers keeping the public from accessing state-of-the-art research from universities and thus excluding them from intellectual debates. This project seeks to explore research dissemination both as a topic but also as a method. Can podcasting break down existing barriers and how does this format contribute differently than the format of writing and how?

Tea Schytt Meineche


Stud. Digital Innovation & Management, 3rd sem.

Project: Political Newsfeeds: This project takes an offset in a company offering specialised newsfeeds from social media, national news outlets and parliamentary data algorithmically tailored to the clients’ field of work. The notion of data-driven decisions has, in other businesses such as marketing and communication, been based on the idea of improving accuracy and performance. But what happens when the starting point is the opinions of voters or members of an organisation? How is objectivity performed through data and metrics when aiming for accuracy and success in political work?