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.
Congrats to Tuja and Kat for receiving the #sbpbrims Service Award. Tuja served as the conference’s website chair and Katrin managed the publicity and social outreach efforts.
Adewale Obadimu delivers his talk “Identifying Toxicity Within YouTube Video Comment Text Data” - the full paper is published in the #sbpbrims proceedings.
Muhammad Nihal Hussain introduces his #disinfo challenge response “Examining Strategic Integration of Social Media Platforms in Tracking Disinformation Campaign Coordination: Analysis in the Asia Pacific Region”. He will discuss it detail during this evening’s #sbpbrims reception
It’s time to demo #blogtrackers and #youtubetracker at @SBPBRiMS. But first: a team picture! #sbpbrims
Doctoral student Mustafa Alassad delivers his talk “Examining Intensive Groups in YouTube Commenter Networks” at #sbpbrims.