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Nicholas Diakopoulos is an Associate Professor in Communication Studies and Computer Science (by courtesy) at Northwestern University where he is Director of the Computational Journalism Lab (CJL) and Director of Graduate Studies for the Technology and Social Behavior (TSB) PhD program. He is also appointed as an Associate Professor II at the University of Bergen Department of Information Science and Media Studies and is a visiting researcher at the University of Amsterdam during the 22-23 academic year.

Diakopoulos’ research is in computational journalism with active research projects on (1) algorithmic accountability and transparency, (2) automation and algorithms in news production, and (3) social media in news contexts. He is the author of the award-winning book Automating the News: How Algorithms are Rewriting the Media from Harvard University Press.

For students interested in working with Professor Diakopoulos, he currently advises doctoral students in both the Media, Technology, and Society (MTS) program as well as the Technology and Social Behavior (TSB) program at Northwestern.