Emese Domahidi was appointed University Professor by the President of TU Ilmenau, Prof. Kai-Uwe Sattler, on September 12, 2022. Since October 2017, Emese Domahidi was a junior professor (with tenure-track) responsible for the Computational Communication Science Group at TU Ilmenau. After the positive final evaluation, she was appointed university professor.
Emese Domahidi studied Communication Science, Modern German Literature and Philosophy at the Free University of Berlin. She worked as a research assistant in the ERC project "The social fabric of virtual life: A longitudinal study on the social foundations of online gaming (SOFOGA)" with Prof. Dr. Thorsten Quandt first at the University of Hohenheim (2010-2012) and finally at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (2012-2015). In September 2015, she received her PhD for her thesis "Online media use and perceived social resources. A meta-analysis" at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster. From 2015 to 2017, she worked as a postdoc in the Social Media Research Group with Prof. Dr. Sonja Utz at the Leibniz Institute for Knowledge Media in Tübingen.
As head of the Computational Communication Science Group at TU Ilmenau, Emese Domahidi researches digital media content and communication processes and related changes for individuals and society. Her research focuses on biases in digital media, well-being and digital media, and crisis communication via digital media.
In addition to traditional methods of communication science, Emese Domahidi is primarily interested in the development, application, and evaluation of computational methods and pursues these research interests in numerous externally funded projects at TU Ilmenau. In the future, Emese Domahidi will further expand these key research interests and, in particular, also focus on and strengthen interdisciplinary collaboration.