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.
COSMOS team members showcased their research earlier today during the 2019 @UALREIT Student Research and Creative Works Expo.
At yesterday's ARA Board Meeting, Dr. Nitin Agarwal of @UALR discussed his team's groundbreaking work in developing social data analytical tools to forecast trends and achieve social good.
It was a delight to speak at the @ARAllianceOrg board meeting today and share the work @cosmographers are doing. Thank you Jerry Adams for inviting me and I am thankful for all the board members (https://t.co/AlsVrKaqwH) for their time.
Earlier today, COSMOS director and Arkansas Research Alliance fellow Dr. Nitin Agarwal spoke at the @ARAllianceOrg board meeting and discussed the work we do here at COSMOS.
Wale participated in the 2019 CRA URMD Grad Cohort Workshop with more than 150 students from across the US & CA. Mentors provided advice about research topics, overcoming failure, academic and industry research positions & more: https://t.co/irb1NgFqfq #CRAGradCohort #2019URMD4
Social media analysis is an effective tool to gain a better understanding of the Information Environment. Dr. Agarwal is currently at @STRATCOMCOE to speak about SMA.
It’s a busy week for our Cosmographers. ✈️ 4 team members have been traveling. From Hawaii, Michigan, Georgia to Latvia. They even crossed paths. As Rick was leaving Latvia & stopped in AMS, he was able to link up w/ Dr. Agarwal who was on his way to NATO StratCom COE.