prof. dr. Frederik De Grove

Professor at the research group for Media, Innovation and Communication Technologies, Department of Communication Sciences, Ghent University.

Frederik De Grove     |     +329 264 9709


Computational social sciences
Social sciences methodology
Data analysis
Social network analysis


Frederik De Grove is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication Sciences (Ghent University) where he teaches Digital Methods (Ba3). He successfully defended his PhD in Communication Sciences in 2014 and obtained a master's degree in Statistical Data Analysis in 2019 (Ghent University). In addition, he is project-coordinator for the GOA project NewsDNA (2018–2022). The main goal of this interdisciplinary project is to promote news diversity through algorithmic development.

His interests and expertise lie at the crossroads of computational methods, new media and journalism. He is fascinated by the process and consequences of the computational turn in the social sciences and how this can help us in understanding social action in today’s media environment.