Senior Lecturer, Journalism Program Coordinator, The University of Queensland

Dr. Daniel Angus received the BS/BE double degree in research and development, and electronics and computer systems, and the PhD degree in computer science from Swinburne University of Technology, in 2004 and 2008, respectively. Dr. Angus joined The University of Queensland in 2008 as part of the ARC Thinking Systems initiative, and in 2012 began a strategic initiative in communication technologies between the then School of Journalism and Communication and School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering.

His research focuses on the development of visualization and analysis methods for communication data, with a specific focus on conversation data. Dr. Angus and colleagues pioneered the development of the Discursis computer-based visual text analytic tool, used to analyse various forms of communication. Discursis has been used to analyse conversations, web forums, training scenarios, among other large and complex datasets, and is featured in numerous journal articles.


  • 2012–present
    Lecturer in Computational Social Science, University of Queensland
  • 2008–2011
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Queensland


  • 2008 
    Swinburne University of Technology, PhD
  • 2004 
    Swinburne University of Technology, Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Computer Systems)
  • 2004 
    Swinburne University of Technology, Bachelor of Science (Research and Development)

Research Areas

  • Artificial Intelligence And Image Processing (0801)
  • Communication Technology And Digital Media Studies (200102)