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.
I am thrilled to share that NSF just awarded us a 4-year $4 million grant to develop multi-scale integrative approach to digital health. Looking forward to working with our partners at West Virginia University, West Virginia State University, UA Fayetteville, and UAMS.
During the summer, our researchers mentored two high school students. The young students impressed our Cosmographers not only with their programming and math skills, but also their eagerness to learn and commitment to their work. Read about it here: https://t.co/zmE5KJUfde
COSMOS is pleased to announce that Dr. Nitin Agarwal has been awarded a $2.4 million grant for the development of novel socio-computational methodologies to model emerging cyber-social threats and strengthen social cybersecurity research infrastructure. https://t.co/gOeJyhLnRG
Big news will be announced shortly. #StayTuned
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