Problem Solver

Data scientist



Dr. Carolina Odman is Associate Professor at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa and Associate Director, Development and Outreach, at the Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy.

My values


I believe that we can approach anything, as long as we do it with kindness.


If we listen, there is always something to learn.


I believe in a solid sense of fairness, openness and honesty.


Everything we do has an impact on others, intended or not.

Foundations of thinking

I am a scientist. Specifically, I am a physicist, even more specifically a cosmologist. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have studied science, because I go through life understanding most of what is around me and I wouldn’t want to understand less. When I don’t understand something, I immediately feel the need to learn. And…

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Always learning.

I am very excited to be part of a resilience and systems thinking programme intended to give participants experience and tools of systems and complexity thinking to address the very complex multidimensional socio-ecological problems we grapple with in our work. This blog post is just a reflection. In the first session, we were given two…

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