Innar Liiv, Ph.D.

Associate Professor (Data Science), Tallinn Univ of Tech


Research Interests

E-Government + Big Data, Data Science (algorithms, applications), Information Visualization, Social Network Analysis, Computational Social Science

Innar Liiv is Associate Professor of Data Science at Tallinn University of Technology and a Research Associate at Oxford University's Centre for Technology and Global Affairs. He also belongs to the Future of Public e-Governance expert group at the Foresight Centre at the Parliament of Estonia. He was previously a Cyber Studies Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Oxford (2016-2017), a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University (2015), and a Postdoctoral Visiting Researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology (2009). His research interests include e-government and data science, social network analysis, computational social science, information visualization, and big data technology transfer to industrial and governmental applications. He is currently exploring an interdisciplinary research question, 'How to use data science to improve governments innovatively and successfully?'

Selected Publications

Professional Experience

  • Tallinn University of Technology Tallinn, Estonia
    Associate Professor (Data Science)
    September 2009 – present
    Supervisory Board Member, Faculty of Information Technology, Tallinn University of Technology
  • University of Oxford, UK
    Research Associate
    January 2018 - August 2020
    Centre for Technology and Global Affairs
  • University of Oxford, UK
    Cyber Studies Visiting Research Fellow January 2016 - June 2017
    Hosted by Dr. Lucas Kello, Department of Politics and International Relations
  • Stanford University Stanford, California, US
    Visiting Scholar March 2015 – June 2015
    Hosted by Prof. Sharad Goel, Center for Work, Technology & Organization
  • STACC (Software Technology and Applications Competence Center, Estonia) Tallinn, Estonia
    Member of Supervisory Board May 2013 – present
    70-person joint venture between universities and IT companies
  • Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA, US
    Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar February 2009 – March 2009
    Visiting member of the Information Interfaces research group

Advisory Experience

Open Source contributions

Media Coverage

ARTE TV: 22.04.2014

  • Innar Liiv and group of researchers/students from Tallinn Tech on German and French versions of ARTE TV
  • Research of Electric Vehicle Driving Behavior Big Data

ETV: 03.12.2013

  • My PhD student Natlia Järv on Estonian National TV Channel ETV
  • Eye-tracking research of electric car driver
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