• Congrats, Dr. Kiran!

    Kiran Kumar Bandeli successfully defended his doctoral dissertation.

  • Congratulations!

    Billy Spann successfully defended his Master's Thesis.

  • Congratulations!

    Anal Kanti Roy successfully defended his Master's Thesis.

  • Congratulations!

    Karen DiCicco successfully defends Master's Thesis.

  • US Senator Boozman Gains Insights on COSMOS Research

  • Congratulations to the newest HASTAC Scholar Zachary Stine

  • COSMOS Research and Tools Showcased

    at two-day workshop "“Understanding and Countering Online Falsehoods and Influence Operations” in Singapore.

  • Article Publication

    Doctoral student Zachary Stine’s article “Characterizing the Language‑Production Dynamics of Social Media Users” was published by Springer's Social Network Analysis and Mining (SNAM).

  • Dissertation Defense

    Doctoral candidate Adewale Obadimu successfully defedned his dissertation on Friday, September 27th.

  • EIT Colloquium

    Kiran Kumar Bandeli presented his ongoing research on computational narrative analysis on blogs and social media at the EIT Colloquium on Friday, September 20th.

  • International Visitors at COSMOS

    On Monday, September 23, participants of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program made a stop at COSMOS.

  • EIT Colloquium

    Doctoral student Zachary Stine presents research on religious communities online.

  • EIT High School Summer Research Program

    COSMOS introduces high school students to graduate research.

  • Dr. Agarwal awarded $2.4 million grant

    The U.S. Department of Defense awarded the grant for the development of novel socio-computational methodologies to model emerging cyber-social threats and strengthen social cybersecurity research infrastructure.


  • 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.

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.


The latest about COSMOS

Baris Kirdemir’s Chapter Published in ‘Computational Conflict Research’

November 29, 2019

Zachary Stine’s Paper Published in ‘Social Network Analysis and Mining’

November 29, 2019

Kiran Kumar Bandeli Successfully Defends his Doctoral Dissertation

November 25, 2019

Billy Spann Successfully Defends his Master’s Thesis

November 22, 2019

Anal Kanti Roy Successfully Defends his Master’s Thesis.

November 21, 2019

Karen DiCicco Successfully Defended her Master’s Thesis.

November 20, 2019

US Senator Boozman Gains Insights on COSMOS Research During Campus Visit

November 17, 2019

Richard Young Successfully Defended his MSIS Project.

November 14, 2019

Stine accepted into HASTAC Scholars Program

November 8, 2019

COSMOS Research and Tools Showcased at Centre of Excellence for National Security in Singapore

November 6, 2019

Research on Deviant Hacker Networks (DHNs) presented at INFORMS 2019

October 23, 2019

YouTubeTracker showcased at International Web Intelligence Conference

October 16, 2019

Doctoral student Zachary Stine’s article “Characterizing the Language‑Production Dynamics of Social Media Users” published

October 4, 2019

Doctoral candidate Adewale Obadimu successfully defended his PhD proposal, “Assessing the Role of Social Media Platforms in the Propagation of Toxicity”

October 2, 2019

Computational Analysis of Narratives in Social Media

September 26, 2019

International Visitors Gain Insights into COSMOS Research on Social Cyber Security and Misinformation on Social Media

September 24, 2019

EIT Colloquium – “Computational Narrative Analysis on Blogs/Social Media”

September 17, 2019

“A Comparative Study of Online Religious Communities” presented at EIT Colloquium

September 6, 2019

COSMOS introduces High School Students to Graduate Research

August 10, 2019

Dr. Agarwal awarded $2.4 million grant

July 19, 2019