Antti Knutas is a D.Sc. (Tech) and an associate professor at Department of Software Engineering in LUT University. His research interests involve human factors in software engineering, computer-supported collaboration, and civic technology from a software engineering perspective. The current research area is how grassroots civic tech groups design, create, and share software. Another recent research area is how the design principles of sociotechnical software systems can promote community engagement and collaboration. His research methods include both qualitative and quantitative approaches, and he aims to provide prescriptive, actionable knowledge that will inform the future design of such systems or their software construction processes. In addition to his research at LUT, he has worked with the BIGroup research team at Dublin City University and the PONG labs at the University of Milan.