Claes H. de Vreese, co-founder of the AI, Media and Democracy Lab, is Distinguished Faculty Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Data and Democracy and Professor and Chair of Political Communication and director of the Program Group Political Communication & Journalism in The Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). He (co-)directs the UvA Platform Information, Communication and the Data Society (ICDS), including the Research Priority Areas Communication, Personalised Communication, and Human(e) AI. He is the founding Director of the Center for Politics and Communication. He is the President of the International Communication Association ICA (2020-21). Finally, he is Affiliated Professor of Political Science and Journalism at the University of Southern Denmark.
His research interests include the role of data and artificial intelligence in democratic processes, microtargeting, comparative journalism research, the effects of news, public opinion and European integration. His research has been funded by several science foundation grants, e.g., an ERC grant, VENI and VICI grants from the Dutch Science Foundation, as well as grants from various EU research programs. He has received awards for research from the International Communication Association, the Danish Science Foundation, and the Holberg Foundation. He is the recipient of the Swanson Career Achievement Award (ICA, 2018), the NeFCA Career Award (2019), and he is an elected Fellow of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, the International Communication Association, and the Royal Holland Society of Sciences.
He has published 200+ articles in international peer-reviewed journals, including Communication Research, Journal of Politics, Journalism Studies, Political Communication, Journal of Communication, Public Opinion Quarterly, International Journal of Public Opinion Research, West European Politics, European Union Politics, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, and European Journal of Political Research. He served as Editor in Chief of Political Communication (2014-2020) and the International Journal of Public Opinion Research (IJPOR) (2011-2014). He serves on the Editorial Board of a dozen ISI ranked journals. He has been visiting scholar at Harvard University, Netherlands Institute of Advances Studies, University of Zurich, and SDU. He has lectured in a dozen of countries and frequently appears in (inter)national news media.