Hadi Ghanbari

Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Information and Service Management, Aalto University School of Business, Finland

"To develop sustainable smart city solutions, we need digital technologies. But more importantly, we must encourage and empower citizens, regardless of their background, to participate in developing and using those solutions."

Hadi Ghanbari

Hadi Ghanbari is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Information and Service Management, Aalto University School of Business, Finland. Simultaneously, he is a visiting research fellow at FinEst Centre for Smart Cities, Estonia. He mostly conducts empirical research on socio-technical aspects of information systems development and digital innovation, with a focus on Technical Debt, information security, and stakeholders’ collaboration. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland (2017), a M.Sc. in Information Systems from the University of Oulu, Finland (2012), and a B.Eng. in Software Engineering from Azad University, Iran (2005). During his academic career, he has been involved in several industry-driven R&D projects both as a project manager and a researcher. Before his academic career, he has worked in several positions in the IT industry for more than eight years.