AI for Academic Publishing
At UNSILO, I dedicated a lot of my time to conversations with current and potential users in order to drive product decisions and explore business opportunities. I thoroughly studied the problems in the industry and learned to identify those that were most severe.
• Leading design and research processes for over a year
• Conducting interviews with users and academic researchers
• Creating and communicating prototypes to users
• Greatly contributing to product management processes
• Working on multiple products in different states
• Facilitating workshops and hackathons
• And much, much more
I was working on different products in different points of their life-cycles. For example, one of the products was meant to address the problem of journal editors with the ever-increasing flow of manuscript submissions. The editors would upload a manuscript and see an AI powered evaluation, utilising millions of previously published papers.
And for the journals with very specific needs, we made a tool where editors can teach their own AI system by annotating a few examples.
With a product called Classify, we enabled OECD to create a tool for discovering SDG-related policy content.
Before any of these products became products, I thoroughly studied the industry with its stakeholders and processes. As a result of hours of research, interviews, notes, and preparations, I managed to provide a simplified explanation of the editorial process. This helped my team get a good idea of what we had to solve and why.
As a part of a research effort for a product meant to aid authors write their manuscripts, I compared the challenges of western and non-western researchers by talking with researchers around the world.
Partners & Customers
I led a pilot program with Clarivate Analytics where I collaborated with other major publishers. On top of that, I worked with researchers from Aarhus University, as well as researchers from across the globe.
For two years in a row, I collaborated with Frankfurt Book Fair representing UNSILO at the biggest literature event in the world where the company received massive traction.