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.
It is an honor to be recognized as a fellow of the Arkansas Academy of computing (AAoC). Looking forward to working with the great thinkers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and computational scientists to advance computing and contribute towards innovation in the state of Arkansas.
New article about racism and social media, "Study Shows Gab And Other Social Media Help Racists" https://t.co/miU11dkVLC via @jdforward, highlights research from this year's conference co-authored by @SBP_BRiMS committee member Dr. David Broniatowski
When you use #blockchaintechology to find a creative solution to real-world business challenges, you could win a #hackathon challenge. Karen & Michael did at the @UArkansas Blockchain Hackathon. Their 'Hunt Truck' won the @jbhunt360 Use Case Challenge: https://t.co/NZvzJDkjrs
Great @FulbrightPrgrm opportunity. Conduct social media #disinformation research @STRATCOMCOE. Act quickly. The deadline is Oct 15.
When Tuja first joined @UALR in pursuit of a master’s degree, she hadn’t even considered applying for the Info Science PhD program. Find out why she chose to stay for yet another graduate degree and how COSMOS is helping her reach her goals: https://t.co/jPY0IRWJ4I #WeAreCOSMOS
Check out the new publication edited by our very own Dr. Nitin Agarwal with Drs. Nima Dokoohaki and Serpil Tokdemir! Congratulations @agarwalnitin! https://t.co/lXGigBhtVy
What comes to mind when you read the word 'hackathon'? #COSMOS team member Michael DiCicco has represented @UALR at these thrilling & challenging events. Read about his experience in this week's student blog post: https://t.co/6or46P2lNK #WeAreCOSMOS
We already hinted last week, that our #COSMOS team is an interesting group of researchers. This week we are introducing you to Rita, a 2nd year #MBA student. She is encouraging others to stand out in this week's student blog post: https://t.co/TNZSVwL2D8