• Learning from experienced mentors and building peer networks at CRA Workshop

    Ph.D. candidate Adewale (Wale) Obadimu attended the 2019 CRA URMD Grad Cohort Workshop.

  • UA Little Rock Downtown Lecture Series

    COSMOS director Dr. Agarwal talks about Deviant Mobs of the Internet: Bots, Trolls and Misinformation.

  • EIT Colloquium

    Zachary Stine Presented Research about Machine Learning and the Legislative Evolution of Ukraine.

    Karen Watts’ innovative work at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.


  • COSMOS Work Featured in Colloquium Series

  • Game Theory: Part of Everyday Life and Board Game Design. How COSMOS Researchers Explain This to Middle School Students

  • Challenge Accepted:

    Team Collaboration and Great Accomplishments at Global Game Jam.

  • COSMOS' Botnet Research published by Army University Press

  • Arkansas Research Alliance names Dr. Agarwal an ARA Fellow

  • Congrats to Adewale Obadimu:
    2019 Computing Research Association URMD Grad Cohort Workshop Participant

  • Cosmographers Are Problem Solvers

    A real-life website challenge receives a real-life solution.

  • COSMOS showcases technological solutions during Department of State delegation visit at UA Little Rock

  • Another Hackathon Win

    Karen and Michael leading the way at UA Blockchain Hackathon.

  • Changing Fields

    From religious studies to information science.

    A student blog post from Zachary Stine.

  • COSMOS Team: Runner Up in Disinformation Challenge

    Team cognized at international SBP-BRiMS conference.

  • International Conference Paper Presentation

    Tuja Khaund presents paper at international SBP-BRiMS conference in Washington, DC.

  • Blogtracker

    Track, monitor, and understand blogs, bloggers, and real-time world events.

  • Honored at EIT Open House

    COSMOS members at EIT Open House.

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.


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