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.
Got a real-life Info Science challenge? Chances are, a Cosmographer at @UALR can provide a solution. Karen Watts @kilowatts_kW just did this by creating the Employee Website for Internal Operational Information for the @UAEX_edu. Read her work here: https://t.co/azHz5rOjp7
Thrilled to participate in the #GECTechDemos by the @StateDept, Global Engagememt Center (GEC)'s Tech Innovation Program. During their visit, members of the Department of State saw our Blogtrackers & YouTubeTracker applications in action and found out how they can fight #disinfo.
Dr. Samer Al-khateeb @samer123456788 who was an integral part of our team as a PhD student and then as a postgraduate research fellow has joined @CUJMC as an assistant professor. Read about him, his work and even our lab here: https://t.co/OlHmR3Cd7d
@cosmographers thrilled to participate in the #GECTechDemo by @gec_tech and showcase Blogtrackers and YouTubeTracker applications to fight #disinfo with @paw2sweet and JD Maddox4
Nihal Hussain and Dr. Samer Al-Khateeb from the @cosmographers research group @UALR studied how to combat deviant anti-NATO propaganda campaigns on the internet. Samer is now an Assistant Professor at Creighton University and Nihal is completing his doctorate at in December!
It is an honor to be recognized as a fellow of the Arkansas Academy of computing (AAoC). Looking forward to working with the great thinkers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and computational scientists to advance computing and contribute towards innovation in the state of Arkansas.
New article about racism and social media, "Study Shows Gab And Other Social Media Help Racists" https://t.co/miU11dkVLC via @jdforward, highlights research from this year's conference co-authored by @SBP_BRiMS committee member Dr. David Broniatowski
When you use #blockchaintechology to find a creative solution to real-world business challenges, you could win a #hackathon challenge. Karen & Michael did at the @UArkansas Blockchain Hackathon. Their 'Hunt Truck' won the @jbhunt360 Use Case Challenge: https://t.co/NZvzJDkjrs