At COSMOS, we are studying various aspects of social media and online behavior – the good, bad and the ugly. From 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. Army Research Office (ARO), U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR), U.S. Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), and U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
Research at COSMOS has made contributions to computational social network analysis and advanced the studies in social cyber security, cyber campaign coordination, identifying powerful actors and groups, disinformation dissemination across social media, cyber threat monitoring, social-cyber forensics, health informatics, data mining, and privacy. COSMOS has developed publicly available social media mining tools, Blogtrackers and YouTubeTracker, used during the NATO’s military exercises. COSMOS participates in the national Tech Innovation Hub launched by the U.S. Department of State’s Global Engagement Center to defeat foreign based propaganda.
This week, Dr. Nitin Agarwal spoke at the @NATO_SPS Senior Leadership Roundtable meeting in North Macedonia about hybrid information threats. He discussed COSMOS' work on cyber-mediated information threats and demonstrated Blogtrackers and YouTubeTracker. https://t.co/kLsHmUhwo5
Thanks @STRATCOMCOE for sharing our #tridentjuncture2018 research with the participants of #nicc2019. #IEA
COSMOS director Dr. Nitin Agarwal @agarwalnitin spoke about social cybersecurity and social cyber forensics at the launch of the launch of the Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences sponsored by the @ODNIgov and organized by @NASEM_DBASSE. https://t.co/MKpRth6hNa
Congratulations to Adewale Obadimu for successfully defending his PhD proposal titled “Assessing the Role of Social Media Platforms in the Propagation of Toxicity."
NATO Information and Communicators’ Conference: COSMOS research has been featured through NATO StratCom COE. It highlights the evolving information environment observed during #nato exercise Trident Juncture 2018. #iea #tridentjuncture2018 #NICC2019
Doctoral candidate Kiran Kumar Bandeli presented his research on computational narrative analysis on blogs & social media at @UALREIT Colloquium: #blogs #narrativeanalysis #blogosphere https://t.co/vjqrnywl00
Earlier today, COSMOS director Dr. Nitin Agarwal spoke to Kristie Flynn, Senior Public Relations Manager at @stoneward, about our research, projects, and tools. #blogtrackers #youtubetracker #socialmedia #blogosphere #misinformationcampaigns
COSMOS hosted individuals from the Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program this morning, where our team presented ongoing research regarding social cyber security and misinformation on social media. #ualittlerock #cosmographers #IVLP