The Computational Communication Science Lab (CCL) is an interdisciplinary research network at the Department of Communication of the University of Vienna headed by Annie Waldherr and Hajo Boomgaarden. We aim to advance our understanding of various antecedents, processes, and consequences of mediated/unmediated communication behaviors on human attitudes, cognitions, and behaviors using computational approaches in a social science framework. In particular, we seek to advance various fields of communication science such as journalism and political communication through the use of computerized tools and algorithms for collecting, processing, analyzing, and visualizing large-scale, complex data.

The goal of CCL is to facilitate the development and application of computational methods through excellence in empirical research and advancement of novel theoretical and methodological perspectives. The research focus of our group includes areas such as (but are not limited to) computer-assisted content analysis, semi/fully automated textual data processing, topic modeling, information visualization, inferential network analysis, and computational modeling of communication behaviors.

APA-UNIVIE Data Project: Members of the University of Vienna now have the possibility to obtain data for scientific use from the media archive of the Austria Press Agency (APA), directly via an Application Programming Interface (API). CCL acts as an intermediary contact point between members of the University of Vienna and the APA. Get in touch if you have any questions on the API and check out our dedicated webpage with information of the application procedure. 



After the completion of our team in autumn 2020, we are very happy to have joined the Computational Communication Science Lab at the University of...


Digital Journalism has published a paper by Phoebe Maares, Fabienne Lind, and Esther Greussing!


Mediascapes Journal has published a paper by Nicola Righetti and Niccolò Bertuzzi!


Starting in Oct 2020, Hajo Boomgaarden, supported by Fabienne Lind and a PhD student, will lead a new project funded by the European Commission....


We are looking for interviewers to work on the EU-funded 2020 project MIRROR (Migration-Related Risks caused by misconceptions of Opportunities and...


Journal of Communication has published a paper by Hyunjin Song, Jakob-Moritz Eberl, and Olga Eisele!