BCNM Welcomes Visiting Scholar Lone Bak Strandgaard

11 Jul, 2013

BCNM Welcomes Visiting Scholar Lone Bak Strandgaard

Lone Bak Strandgaard will be a visiting scholar at the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM) during the 2013-14 academic year, as she completes research for her of Ph.D. in Globalization and Society at Roskilde University in Denmark.

Lone Bak Strandgaard studies the expansion of self-service technologies related to pubic transport. She is interested in how new media and e-services make it possible for customers to independently manage their ticket purchases (for example, the Clipper card used on BART). Lone focuses in particular on how collaboration between customers, various levels of organizations, and employees can be an important driver for the innovation process, particularly regarding invention, and the implementation and diffusion of new technologies. Among others, she will be working with BCNM Director, Greg Niemeyer.

Lone Bak Strandgaard has her bachelor in Sociology from Aalborg University, Denmark and her M.A. in Sociology from University of Copenhagen, Denmark, where she also has been working as a Research assistant. Before Lone started her academic career she worked at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation as a webmaster and in her own company as an Innovations Consultant. In 2011, Lone was selected as a member of a Danish talent program for young women with leadership potential.

Lone Bak Strandgaard is funded by the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation through Innovation Center Denmark in Silicon Valley, California.

For more information, contact Lone Bak Strandgaard at Lonebak [​at​]