Pitkänen, Olli

Olli Pitkänen holds a doctorate in information technology, a master's degree in software engineering, and a master's degree in laws.

Pitkänen has worked as a researcher and a teacher at Helsinki University of Technology and at Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT (http://www.hiit.fi) since 1993.

In 1999-2001 and 2003, he was a visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley. Currently, he is also a visitor at The Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and Information & Communication Technology, K.U. Leuven, Belgium.

His research interests include legal, societal, and ethical issues related to digital services and information and communication technologies (ICT). Prior to academia he had worked as a software engineer and practiced law.