Mathias Hatakka is Assistant professor in Informatics at Dalarna University. Mathias completed his PhD thesis titled “The capability approach in ICT4D research” in 2013 at Örebro University, Sweden. Mathias thesis won the Börje Langefors award that is awarded to the best Swedish Informatics thesis by the Swedish Information Systems Academy (SISA).
Mathias research interests are in ICT4D and ICT supported education and his work has been published in academic conferences (e.g., IFIP WG 9.4, ECEL, SIG GlobDev) and academic journals (e.g., Journal of Information Technology for Development and Information Technology and People).
Mathias has worked in several projects in e.g., Kenya, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, and is currently working on a project funded by UNFPA in Bangladesh.