Joonas holds an M.Sc. in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society from the University of Twente in the Netherlands. Prior to obtaining his M.Sc., he has studied sociology (obtaining a bachelor’s degree at the University of Helsinki) and futures studies in his native Finland. Additionally, Joonas has worked in market research and as a Senior researcher in a foresight consultancy in Germany. He is especially focused on different methodological approaches to anticipating social impacts of emerging technologies.
Simone is a doctoral researcher in law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) at the Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) group. His main research interests lie at the intersection of law and ethics in ICT and Artificial Intelligence. He is also a member of the Brussels Laboratory for Data Protection & Privacy Impact Assessments (d.pia.lab), where he studies and applies impact assessment methods across different disciplines.
Selen is a doctoral researcher in science and technology studies at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Her expertise lies in building and maintaining sustainable and responsible data infrastructures and knowledge infrastructures. She is a member of the Data Research Center based in Campus Fryslan, where data science and critical perspectives on its societal implications meet and feed each other.
Ammu is a researcher investigating the topic of trust in computational models used in medical systems at the High Performance Computing Center in Stuttgart, Germany. She has earned a B.Tech degree in Instrumentation and Control Engineering from the Manipal Institute of Technology in India as well as an M.Sc. in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society from the University of Twente in the Netherlands. Previously, she has worked on EU projects at a technology ethics consultancy in Spain.
Samantha combines a creative and technical skillset to understand societal challenges. She holds an industrial engineering degree from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico and an M.Sc. in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society from the University of Twente. Having worked for the automotive, construction and consumer electronics industries, she as extensive experience in project management and process improvement, including innovation management and lean manufacturing. Education and the co-creation of smart cities are among her research interests.
Verena holds an M.A. in philosophy of science and technology and a B.Sc. of Business and Information Systems from the Technical University of Munich. Her professional interests lie in the areas of sustainability, social innovation and impact, entrepreneurship as well as the connection of the public and private sectors. She works in the sustainability sector developing circular economy solutions. Furthermore, she is a member of Think Tech, a Munich-based think tank that analyses the impact of AI and digital technologies on society.