About Us

We are an international network of researchers working on media bias and related research areas. We are always open for new partners or students joining us for a thesis project or Ph.D. – in collaboration with any university or chair. You can read more about getting to know or joining us on our mission here. The group was founded by Timo Spinde in early 2020. So far, this is who we are:

Professors, Departments & Postdocs


Prof. Dr. Bela Gipp

Prof. Dr. Michael Granitzer

Data Science

University of Passau

+498515093306


Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gaissmaier

Social Psychology and Decision Sciences

University of Konstanz

+49 7531 88-3024


Prof. Dr. Akiko Aizawa

Digital Content and Media Sciences Research Division Professor / Deputy Director General

National Institute of Informatics Tokyo


Prof. Dr. Karsten Donnay

Political Behavior and Digital Media

University of Zurich

+41 44 634 58 57


Prof. Dr. Isao Echizen

Information and Society Research Division

National Institute of Informatics Tokyo


Prof. Dr. Jelena Mitrovic

Computational Rhetoric and NLP / Leader of the BMBF funded CAROLL Research Group

University of Passau

+49 851 509 3955


Prof. Dr. Thomas Nygren

Senior lecturer/Associate Professor, Department of Education

Uppsala University

+46 73 6468649


Prof. Dr. Marcel Garz

Associate Professor of Economics

Jönköping International Business School

+46 (0)36 10 17 82


Carl-Anton Werner Axelsson

Postdoc, Department of Information Technology, Division of Visual Information and Interaction

Uppsala University

+4618-471 3465


Felix Hamborg

Ph.D., Data & Knowledge Engineering

University of Konstanz

+49 (0)7531 88 4805


Helge Giese

Social Psychology and Decision Sciences

University of Konstanz

+49 7531 88-3487


Anastasia Zhukova

Ph.D., Data & Knowledge Engineering

University of Wuppertal

+49 (0)202 439 1878


Active students


Christina Kreuter

University of Konstanz


David Krieger

University of Konstanz


Jack Krueger

University of Konstanz


Jerome Wassmuth

University of Konstanz


Zubair Rafiq

University of Passau


Kathrin Holzinger

University of Passau


Tilman Hornung

University of Konstanz


Apurva Jagdale

University of Passau


Oumaima Chedly

University of Passau


Przemyslaw Joniak

National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo


Sultan Us Zamman

University of Passau


Anna Bahß

University of Konstanz


Oussama Smida

University of Passau


Dorra El Mekki

University of Passau


Elisabeth Richter

University of Konstanz


Smilla Hinterreiter

University of Magdeburg


Ahmed Altour

University of Passau


Past students


Shiva Madilla

University of Passau


Jakob Speier

University of Konstanz


Daniel Färber

University of Konstanz


Jonas Ehrhardt

University of Amsterdam


Manuel Plank

University of Konstanz


Magdalena Haupt

University of Konstanz


Christin Jeggle

University of Konstanz


Lada Rudnitckaia

University of Konstanz


Kanishka Sinha

University of Passau


Here is a group photo of a small part of the group on a group trip: