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-scaled, 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. 



What a wonderful workshop and first meeting - Thank you for the invitation, Team CCS Munich, and especially Prof. Mario Haim! We had so many...


Congratulations to Daniela Stoltenberg and Annie Waldherr for publishing a new paper in the journal Social Media + Society!


Our CCL colleagues Fabienne Lind, Annie Waldherr, and Hajo Boomgaarden are members of the COST Action OPINON


Annie Waldherr has been awarded funding in the "CHANSE Call on Transformations: Social and Cultural Dynamics in The Digital Age" to conduct the...


CCL members are involved in the OPTED design study, where they develop an infrastructure for researchers using text data. The OPTED team is happy to...


Wir laden herzlich zum Gastvortrag von Dr. Stephanie Geise zum Thema Personalisierung und Emotionalisierung im Social Media Wahlkampf am 20. Juni, von...