Claes H. de Vreese is Distinguished Faculty Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Data & 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, University of Amsterdam (UvA). He (co-)directs the UvA PlatformInformation, 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 (www.polcomm.org). He is the President (2020-21) of the International Communication Association ICA. Finally, he is Affiliated Professor of Political Science and Journalism at the University of Southern Denmark.
De Vreese is elected member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW) and former member of its Young Academy. He is the Chair of the KNAW Social Science Council (SWR) and the national SSH Council (Social Sciences, Humanities, Economics, and Law). Between 2005 and 2013 he was the Director of ASCoR and NeSCoR during which ASCoR was rated ‘Excellent’ in subsequent research assessments. He was a co-initiator of the English language master program in Political Communication. Communication science at the UvA is consistently rated as a top European and top-10 program world-wide (QS University Ranking (#1 in 2018, 2019, Shanghai #1 2019). From 2013-2016 he was Adjunct Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences (FMG) at UvA.
His research interests include the role of automation, algorithms, and artificial intelligence in democratic processes. This includes microtargeting, news recommenders, social media platforms, disinformation, comparative journalism research, the effects of news, public opinion and European integration. His research has been funded by several science foundation grants, including 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 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, Scandinavian Political Studies, European Journal of Communication, West European Politics, European Union Politics, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Mass Communication & Society, and European Journal of Political Research.
He is the former Editor in Chief of Political Communication (2014-2020) and International Journal of Public Opinion Research (2011-2014). 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.