At COSMOS, we are studying various aspects of social media and online behavior – the good, bad and the ugly. From Saudi Arabian women’s right to drive cyber campaigns to Autism awareness campaigns to ISIS’ and anti-West/anti-NATO propaganda campaigns, at COSMOS, Dr. Agarwal is directing several projects with funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR), U.S. Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), U.S. Army Research Office (ARO), and U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
Research at COSMOS has made foundational contributions to computational social network analysis to study digital/cyber campaign coordination, identify powerful actors and groups, study propaganda dissemination, and monitor cyber threats through social media. The applicational contributions of the research include, but not limited to, digital campaign coordination, propaganda dissemination analysis, event analysis, monitoring cyberthreats through social media, social-cyberforensics, smart health and wellbeing, social media in learning environments, network and communication, and socially aware mobile networks.
Primary research interests of comographers include social computing, (deviant) behavior modeling, studying group dynamics, influence, trust, collective action, social-cyber forensics, health informatics, data mining, and privacy.
Dr. Nitin Agarwal speaking on Deviant Mobs and the Internet at the UA Little Roxk downtown space @agarwalnitin @UALREIT the good, the bad, and the ugly
Interesting topic tonight over “Deviant Mobs of the Internet: Bots, Trolls, and Misinformation” by @agarwalnitin. @CALibrarySystem @ChristianONeal @ARogerson10 @ArkNate @larrywhitmanar
COSMOS' Karen Watts is connecting modern technologies and farming. Talk Business & Politics (@RobyBrock) just published an article about her work as the new digital and innovation manager at @UAEX_edu. Congratulations, Karen! https://t.co/A4adgBgiWq
At @UAEX_edu, COSMOS researcher Karen Watts is connecting new technology and agriculture. Read about her position as the new digital and innovation manager: https://t.co/8Wkyso7pNi
Tuja Khaund & Billy Spann have been working hard on their paper submission for this year's International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling & Prediction & Behavior Representation in Modeling & Simulation (@SBPBRiMS).
COSMOS director Dr. Nitin Agarwal discusses #TridentJuncture information environment analysis during Strategic Conversations workshop and introduces audience to upcoming publication.
COSMOS research conducted during @NATO’s #TridentJuncture is currently presented at the Strategic Conversations workshop in Washington DC.