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. 



We are thrilled to announce that Jana Bernhard, a member of the Computational Communication Science Lab at the University of Vienna, recently...


Congratulations to Azade Kakavand on publishing a new paper in the Annals of the International Communication Association!


Congratulations to Jana Bernhard, Martin Teuffenbach, and Hajo G. Boomgaarden on publishing a new paper in Computational Communication Research!


Mar Castillo-Campos will be visiting the Department of Communication Science from October 2023 to January 2024 as a research fellow. She comes to work...


The Institute of Communication and Media Studies of the University of Bern hosted its first PhD- and Post-Doc-Workshop, bringing together emerging...


The new FWF-funded project will investigate the emergence and evolvement of social issues in a hybrid media system. The researchers, led by Annie...