Dr. Joni Salminen

Postdoctoral researcher
Social Computing

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Research Focus at QCRI

Dr. Salminen works as a postdoctoral researcher at Qatar Computing Research Institute, and Turku School of Economics. His dissertation focused on strategic challenges of platform startups, and is freely available at http://www.doria.fi/handle/10024/99349. Dr. Salminen is currently working on automatic persona generation (APG) from social media data (YouTube, Facebook, Google Analytics), online advertising algorithms, and the societal impact of machine decision-making.
He is also interested in startups and digital marketing platforms.

Previous Experience

Professional Experience

2017-present: Postdoctoral Researcher, QCRI
2015-2017: Postdoctoral Researcher, Turku School of Economics

Professional Associations and Awards


DSc. (Econ.& Bus. Adm.)
Turku School of Economics, Turku (Finland), 2014

Selected Research

Salminen, J.
Startup dilemmas – Strategic problems of early-stage platforms on the Internet. Dissertation, Publications of Turku School of Economics, Series A-12:2014. ISBN: 978-952-249-371-2. 2014

Salminen, J. Kaartemo, V., & Mustak, M.
Network Perspective on the Creation of an Online Platform – A Case Study. IMP Conference, September, 2014, Bordeaux.

Teixeira, J., & Salminen, J.
Open-Source Software Entrepreneurial Business Modelling. In L. Corral, A. Sillitti, G. Succi, J. Vlasenko, & A. I. Wasserman (Eds.), Open Source Software: Mobile Open Source Technologies (pp. 80–82). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 2014

Salminen, J., Teixeira, J.
Fool’s gold? Developer dilemmas in a closed mobile application market platform. ICEC 2013 The 15th International Conference on Electronic Commerce, August 13–15, 2013, Turku.

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