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.
Congratulations to Baris Kirdemir on co-authoring 'Do Non-State Armed Groups Influence Each Other in Attack Timing and Frequency? Generating, Analyzing, and Comparing Empirical Data and Simulation' published in 'Computational Conflict Research'. http://cosmos.ualr.edu/baris-kirdemir-chapter-published/
Congratulations to doctoral student Zachary Stine on his newly published research in Social Network Analysis and Mining. http://cosmos.ualr.edu/zachary-stines-paper-published-in-social-network-analysis-and-mining/
We are thrilled to share the news that Kiran Kumar Bandeli successfully defended his doctoral dissertation “A Framework Toward Computational Narrative Analysis on Blogs/Social Media” this morning. Congrats, Dr. Kiran! http://cosmos.ualr.edu/kiran-defends-dissertation/
Billy Spann successfully defended his master's thesis "Structural Decomposition of Deviant Cyber Flash Mobs on Twitter Using Focal Structure Analysis.” His research is featured in a publication which will be presented at JICSmartCities in Egypt next month. http://cosmos.ualr.edu/billy-defends-thesis/
Congratulations to Roy! Our web-content-extractor expert successfully defended his master's thesis "Automation of Crawling Blogosphere based on Pattern Recognition." His paper on the same topic will be presented at #SOTICS2019 next week in Spain. http://cosmos.ualr.edu/roy-masters-thesis/🥳
Congrats to Karen Watts DiCicco for defending her master's thesis "Blockchain Applications in Agriculture.” We are thrilled that she will remain part of COSMOS as she will start her PhD program at @UALR this Spring. http://cosmos.ualr.edu/karen-masters-defense/ #blockchain #thesis #infoscience
Congratulations to Richard Young who successfully defended his master's project "“Chromaweaver: A Moviebarcode Analysis Tool for Youtube.” http://cosmos.ualr.edu/richard-young-msis-project/ #MSISproject #imageprocessing #django #python