Elena Parmiggiani

Hi! I am Elena. I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Norwegian University of Science an Technology (NTNU), in Trondheim, Norway. Here is my NTNU profile.

The goal of my research is to promote a research agenda on environmentally sustainable digital innovation in public and private organizations.

My main research interests are:

  • sociotechnical challenges of implementing and maintaining digital platforms and information infrastructures;
  • environmentally sustainable infrastructures (Green IS);
  • algorithmic knowing (knowing with algorithms and Big Data);
  • empirical research methods to study infrastructures and platforms.

My research is based on an interpretive research philosophy. I rely on a portfolio of qualitative methodologies inspired by ethnography to understand how people deal with technology as part of their daily work. I adopt a use-centered approach  for exploring how digital systems can better support sustainable design and development.

I have a PhD in Information Systems from NTNU, based on a trans-disciplinary and empirical analysis of digital infrastructures for environmental risk assessment during oil and gas operations. I also have a MSc in computer engineering from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy).

Today, my main academic field is Information Systems, but I enjoy taking lengthy detours in Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Science and Technology Studies (STS), and Participatory Design (PD).


Dr. Elena Parmiggiani, postdoc
parmiggi [AT] ntnu [DOT] no
Visiting address:
Department of Computer Science
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Sem Sælands vei 7-9
7491 Trondheim, Norway – office*057