Eetu Mäkelä – Academic Curriculum Vitae, 24-10-2017

Name: Jarkko Ilkka Eetu Mäkelä        ORCID: 0000-0002-8366-8414

Nationality: Finnish                         WWW: http://iki.fi/eetu.makela

Date of Birth: 20-02-1978                Scholar: scholar.google.com/citations?user=-J16RgQAAAAJ

Telephone: +358-50-307-0509                 E-mail: eetu.makela@iki.fi

EDUCATION

05/2017        Title of Docent[1] in computer science, Aalto University, Finland

12/2010        D.Sc. in computer science, Aalto University (nominated for passing with distinction)

                  “View-Based User Interfaces for the Semantic Web”, supervisor Eero Hyvönen

06/2006        M.Sc. in computer science, University of Helsinki, Finland (only laudatur that year)

                  computer science (105 CU): 4/5, mathematics (35 CU): 5/5, sociology (15 CU): 4/5

CURRENT AND PAST ACADEMIC POSITIONS

2017 –                Assistant professor (tenure track) in digital humanities, University of Helsinki

2015 – 2017        Academy of Finland postdoctoral researcher in computer science, Aalto University

2015        University researcher at the University of Helsinki (Funding from Aalto and the University of Oxford)

2005 – 2015        Researcher in computer science, Aalto University

2003 – 2004        Researcher in computer science, University of Helsinki

1999 – 2003        Research assistant at the University of Helsinki Institute of Biotechnology

OTHER RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

2013 – 2014        Consultation on Linked Data for the Finnish Public Broadcaster YLE (Sange Coop)

2013 –                Partner at Uutos Helsinki Oy (expert services related to tea)

2009 –         Continuing from research to develop a Linked Data system for publishing fiction literature information for the Finnish public libraries (Sange Coop)

SELF-SECURED RESEARCH FUNDING (total ~700,000€)

2017                Kone Foundation, 36,000€, for a project on microhistory

2016                American Council of Learned Societies, $36,000, as part of a proposal by Stanford

2016                Stanford University, $16,000 for continued research collaboration

2015                Academy of Finland project funding, 130,000€, as part of a proposal totaling ~950,000€

2015                Academy of Finland postdoctoral researcher funding, 400,000€

2015                Mellon Foundation, 65,000€, part of proposal by Oxford & Aalto totaling ~700,000€

2014                COST EU Framework, 2,000€, for short term scientific visit to Oxford

2014                Stanford University, $16,000 for research visit to Stanford

2007                Tekniikan edistämissäätiö, 5,000€, for PhD thesis preparation

EXPERIENCE AS PROJECT LEAD

2007 – 2013        Cultural and Media Services subproject (2–5 people)

2009 – 2012        Semantic Ubiquitous Services project (3–5 people)

2005 – 2007        Ontology Services subproject (4–5 people)

2005                Intelligent Web Services project (4–6 people)

INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

2015 –                Organization of internal seminar, University of Helsinki

2011 – 2015        Member of the computer science teaching evaluation group, Aalto University

2011 – 2014        Member of the CS and engineering degree programme committee, Aalto University

2011 – 2014        Study affairs liaison, Aalto University

2008 – 2011        Teacher tutor, Aalto University

ACADEMIC COMMISSIONS OF TRUST

2018                Programme chair, Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries conference

2015                External evaluator, European FET Flagship Human Brain Project

2015                Member of appointment committee for university lecturer, University of Helsinki

2014 – 2017        Editorial board member for four special issues in the Journal of Web Semantics and the International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools

2014        External evaluator, the Council for the Humanities of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

2011        Invited expert at the Stanford Linked Library Data Workshop

2008 – 2011        Member of the overall architectural design group, the functional requirements specification group and the technical advisory group in the Finnish National Digital Library project

2007 – 2008        Member of the board of the Finnish Artificial Intelligence Society

2007 –        Dozens of conference program committee memberships

2006 –         Peer reviewer a total of 23 times in 12 different journals

2005 – 2012        Member of the guidance group for four different projects

MEMBERSHIPS OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

2014 – 2018        Work package leader in the EU ISCH COST Action IS1310 “Reassembling the Republic of Letters, 1500–1800”

2015                Member in the Europeana Task Force for Enrichment and Evaluation

2011 – 2015        Member of the Space and Time workgroup of the European Science Foundation's Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and Humanities (NeDiMAH)

MAJOR COLLABORATIONS

2016 –        Terttu Nevalainen, University of Helsinki, tools for sociohistorical linguistics

2015 –         Mikko Tolonen, University of Helsinki, tools for computational history

2014 –        Stanford University Humanities + Design research laboratory (Nicole Coleman, Dan Edelstein), research on tools for digital humanities

2014 –        Department of History, University of Oxford (Howard Hotson), research on tools for the Cultures of Knowledge project dealing with the republic of letters

2011 –        Thea Lindquist, University of Colorado Boulder, improving access to primary sources

2008 –         Finnish public libraries, research on data services for fiction literature

LONGER RESEARCH VISITS

05/2016 – 07/2016        Stanford University, Humanities + Design research laboratory

11/2014                University of Oxford, Department of History

06/2014 – 09/2014        Stanford University Humanities + Design research laboratory

CAREER BREAKS

Parental leaves of a total of 5 months

MAIN AREAS OF SCIENTIFIC INTEREST

PUBLICATION ACTIVITY

AWARDS, PRIZES AND HONOURS

2017        Open Data Prize, Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives & Museums Challenge

2016        Elsevier award for top 5 cited paper 2013-2016 in the journal Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web

2016        Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture award for innovative usage of open data by a person or group, as part of the Computational History (COMHIS) project

2016        Best paper award, Workshop on Humanities in the Semantic Web

2014        Apps4Finland open science and research challenge award

2014        Apps4Finland data refining challenge award

2014        Integral member and subproject leader in the FinnONTO project, which led to the Finnish State Award for Public Information 2014 being given to the project lead

2012        The Semantic Web Journal's outstanding paper award for academic year 2011/2012

2010        D.Sc. thesis nominated for passing with distinction

2010        United Nations World Summit Award. Selected from 430 applications in the global final, themselves from about 100 national competitions.

2006        Best paper finalist, International Semantic Web Conference

2006        M.Sc. thesis finalist in SIGCHI thesis competition

2006        M.Sc. thesis department nominee at SMFL thesis competition

2006        M.Sc. thesis given the only Laudatur grade in 2006 at the University of Helsinki CS Dept.

2004        Semantic Web Challenge Award

2004        Prime minister's commendation, most innovative web application

2004        Jury-nominated finalist, Nordic digital excellence in museums awards

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Dozens of invited talks to Finnish audiences. Thirteen invited talks to international audiences, including:

11/2017        Open Licences, Content & Data: Tools for Digital Humanities conference, Tartu, Estonia

07/2017        Ending keynote, LinDH Digital Humanities Summer School, Madrid, Spain

06/2017        CLARIN-PLUS Workshop on User Involvement, Helsinki, Finland

11/2016        Keynote, The Second National SWE-Clarin Workshop, Umeå, Sweden

03/2015        Reassembling the Republic of Letters conference, Oxford, United Kingdom

08/2014        LODLAM Training Day, Semantic Tech & Business Conference, San Jose, United States

03/2011        Pelagios consortium workshop, London, England

10/2007        Intelligent Access to Digital Heritage conference, Tallinn, Estonia


PUBLIC AND MEDIA APPEARANCES RELATED TO ACADEMIC WORK

10/2017        Expert judge, Hack the law hackathon

2016 – 2017        Track organizer, Hack4FI cultural heritage hackathon

09/2016        Expert interviewee, “Scientific After-party”, European Researcher’s Night, Helsinki

08/2015        Expert interviewee, “KONEIDEN YÖ: Kone, Koneisto - Ihminen?”, Night of the Arts, Helsinki

11/2012        Expert interviewee, MikroPC magazine

SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL IMPACT OF RESEARCH

SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS

Completed supervision of seven M.Sc. theses and six B.Sc. theses.

Currently supervising four Ph.D. theses and one M.Sc. thesis.

Supervision of multiple student special work projects.

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Pedagogical training: teaching skills course (5 CU), teacher tutor course (2 CU)

2015 –                Planner, digital humanities minor subject study block, University of Helsinki

2015 –                Planner and lecturer, multiple courses, University of Helsinki

2005 – 2016        Planner and lecturer, multiple courses, Aalto University

2009                Planner and teacher, semantic web course, EU MovITplus training programme

2008 – 2010        Planner and teacher, semantic web course, learning center Dipoli

TEACHING RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

2016 – 2017        LinDa, an online learning resource about Linked Data published under mooc.aalto.fi

COURSE DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

First, identify core content and learning goals. A particular focus for me has been to aim for a holistic view and deeper understanding of the fundamentals of the subject, as opposed to delving into (often soon to become obsolete) technical details. Often, this has been accomplished by providing many different viewpoints into the matter, and then forcing the students to actively engage with, contrast and problematize them.

Second, choose from available pedagogical methods (e.g. reading circles, practical assignments, group presentations, flipped classroom, ...) the ones that best fulfil each learning goal, and also force deeper student engagement with the subject matter. Novel methods should not be used for their own sake, but with so many methods to choose from, one still ends up with a refreshing (but not too confusing) mix.

Finally, organize the selected submodules into a workable timetable, and ensure they hang together and support each other to make a whole greater than its parts.

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[1] In Finland, docent is purely an academic title. In rank, it sits between Lecturer and full Professor, i.e. it is similar to an Associate Professor, Adjunct Professor or a Reader. There are two basic requirements for the docenture: 1) research merits corresponding to a second doctoral thesis, and 2) good teaching skills.