kristjan vassil 2018Date and place of birth:  March 6, 1977, Tartu

Education:

2012  Ph.D (Political and Social Sciences), European University Institute

2008  MRes (Political and Social Sciences), European University Institute (Florence, Italy)

2007  MA (Communication Studies), University of Tartu 

2006  BA (Public Relations and Communications), University of Tartu 

Degree: 

Ph.D (Political and Social Sciences), 2012 

Professional career: 

since 2016 University of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences, Vice Dean for Research and Development

since 2016 University of Tartu, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, Senior Research Fellow

2014–2015 University of Tartu, Institute of Government and Politics, Research Fellow 

2012–2014 University of Tartu, Institute of Government and Politics, Senior Research Fellow (postdoctoral fellow)

since 2012 Estonian National Election Study (ENES), member of steering committee

2010–2011  Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS), research assistant

2009–2010  Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS), co-director of the e-voting study

2009  European Democracy Observatory (EUDO), Country team manager

2009 European Election Study (EES), Survey coordinator

2008-2009 European University Institute (EUI), study assistant

Main field of research:

Technology research, economic and behavioural impacts of e-government, use of machine learning and artificial intellect for prototyping public e-services, voting behaviour, government and political sciences.

Teaching and supervising:

Supervised a number of bachelor’s and master’s theses in the University of Tartu. Currently under supervision 2 doctoral theses (one in political sciences, one in experimental psychology), 3 master’s theses (incl. one co-supervision with Tallinn University of Technology) and 4 bachelor’s theses.

Courses taught at the University of Tartu:

• Diffusion and usage of Internet Voting (MOOC)

• Measuring the Impact of E-Government: Economic, Political and Social Outcomes (MA course)

• Quantitative methods (MA course)

• Voting behaviour (MA course)

• STATA data analysis (optional)

Administrative and other duties: 

• 2009 Country team leader to the pan-European voting advice application EU-Profiler 

• 2011, 2015 Development of the Valijakompass for Riigikogu elections 2013 Project manager of Parlamendikompass for local elections

• 2014 Country team leader to the pan-European voting advice application EuandI

• 2016 Responsible for the technical development of the voting advice application for the U.S. Presidential elections www.societly.com 

• Member of the editorial board of Memokraat, an independent public blog

• Member of Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA)

• Member of American Political Science Association (APSA)

• Member of European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR)

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