Johanna Velander

Johanna Velander

Doctoral student
Department of Computer Science and Media Technology Faculty of Technology
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Johanna is a doctoral student at Linnaeus University at the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology. 

She holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Stirling in Scotland and a recent MSc with a specialization in social media and web technologies. She has previously worked with web development and consultancy in digital presence and strategies for start-up companies.



Teaching assistant in the following courses:

4ME501/4ME502 - Programming for Digital Humanities (3 years)
4ME503 - Interactive Technologies for Digital Humanities (2 year)
4ME302 - Foundations of Computational Media (1 year)
1ME151- 1ME152 Grundläggande programmering för matematik och tekniklärare (2 years)


My research focuses on AI literacy in K-12 education. AI systems are a ubiquitous part of our lives and affect and influence the choices we make. Data collection and analysis are often hidden, and complex algorithms are difficult to explain. The risks and unintended effects such as bias stemming from input data or algorithm design have recently stirred discourse about how to inform and teach AI in K-12 education. The overall ambition of this Ph.D. project is to promote equity through education to empower citizens to engage in and participate in the democratic process and the shaping of future human technology cooperation. I am part of the research school Upgrade and I investigate how teacher education reflects current AI practices in society and is specifically involving teacher educators in co-designing methods/modules for meaningful engagement in algorithm design to promote awareness and equity through education.  

As a PhD student, I am also affiliated with WASP-HS where opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems are in focus.


Article in journal (Refereed)

Conference paper (Refereed)

Chapter in book (Refereed)