Petter Törnberg is a NWO VENI postdoctoral researcher at University of Amsterdam, and associate professor in complex systems at Chalmers University of Technology. I have a background in computer science and physics, but have worked for the last decade in the social sciences.
My research is interdisciplinary, and focuses on how digital technology is reshaping our politics, media and cities. I use computational methods and digital data to examine the consequences of datafication, platformization, and AI, from a critical perspective.
I have published over 40 peer-reviewed articles and chapters, in journals such as PNAS, New Media & Society, and Big Data & Society.
I am engaged in several current research projects on the relationship between social media and affective polarization, the ongoing shifts in platformisation, and urban mediatisation.