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.
US Senator @JohnBoozman visited the @UALR campus on Friday to learn more about the research we are conducting: http://cosmos.ualr.edu/us-senator-boozman-gains-insights-on-cosmos-research/
Dr. Nitin Agarwal will be presenting his talk "Deviant Mobs of the Internet: Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures" at @UALR 's Center for Integrative Nanotechnology Sciences tomorrow, Friday, November 15, at 2:00PM CST #researchintherock #ualittlerock http://cosmos.ualr.edu/events/talk-deviant-mobs-of-the-internet/
Earlier today, PeaceTech Lab hosted “Tools, Tech, & Education for Global Peacebuilding”. Dr. Nitin Agarwal participated in breakout sessions, networking, and development of strategies for “collabor-action” to identify, monitor, and combat online #hatespeech and #misinformation.
Congrats to doctoral student Zach Stine for having been accepted to the 2019-2021 @HASTACscholars Program. Read about the student-driven community @HASTAC and their fellowship program in our latest blog post: http://cosmos.ualr.edu/stine-hastac-scholar/
This week, Dr. Nitin Agarwal spoke about COSMOS research & tools at a two-day workshop organized by the Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS), a research unit of @RSIS_NTU in Singapore. http://cosmos.ualr.edu/cosmos-research-and-tools-showcased-in-singapore/
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://care.gmu.edu/nato-sps-roundtable/