Claes De Vreese is a Distinguished University Professor of AI & Society at the University of Amsterdam with a special focus on AI, media, and democracy. He also holds the Chair of Political Communication at The Amsterdam School of Communication Research, University of Amsterdam.
He is the founding inaugural scientific director of the Digital Democracy Center at SDU, a member of the Danish Institute for Advanced Studies, founding director of the Center for Politics and Communication, and co-director of the University of Amsterdam initiatives: Information, Communication & the Data Society (ICDS), Human(e) AI, and Digital Communication Methods Lab.
His research interests span from media, public opinion, and electoral behaviour to the role of data and AI in democratic processes. Claes served as President of the International Communication Association.