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Dr Leah Riungu-Kalliosaari

Portrait of Leah Riungu-Kalliosaari

Leah has a BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Namibia, an MSc in Information Technology & a DSc in Software Engineering from LUT University, Finland. After completing her doctorate, she was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Helsinki, where she researched the impact of data science in software organisations, customer involvement during continuous deployment, and DevOps. 

Before joining CIC, she worked at CSC – IT Center for Science (Finland) as a project coordinator and cloud specialist, where she was involved in the strategic development of international projects related to research data management and open science. She led and managed internationally distributed teams in executing R&D EU-funded projects. She also coordinated and managed bids for funding from the European Commission.

Leah joined the CIC in April 2022 as a project coordinator, working primarily with the Director of the CIC. She supports the CIC team in coordinating and managing the growing project portfolio. 

Her key competencies include:

  • Project Coordination and Management
  • Research Data Management and Open Science
  • Empirical Software Engineering