• 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.

  • 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.


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

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

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

EIT Open House Awards

May 10, 2019

Ph.D. candidate Adewale Obadimu learns and networks at CRA Workshop in Hawaii

March 30, 2019

Dr. Agarwal speaks about deviant online behavior at UA Little Rock Downtown Lecture Series

March 26, 2019

Machine Learning and the Legislative Evolution of Ukraine Research Presented at EIT Colloquium

March 10, 2019

Connecting Technology and Agriculture: Karen Watts’ innovative work at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

March 6, 2019

COSMOS Tools Showcased in EIT Colloquium  

February 10, 2019

COSMOS Researchers to present at UALR Colloquium: ‘Social Media Analysis for Defeating Disinformation”

February 8, 2019

COSMOS Researchers Engage Middle School Science Fiction and Fantasy Club on Game Theory, Design, and Development

February 5, 2019

Karen Watts named Fall 2018 Chancellor’s List Honoree

February 2, 2019

Challenge Accepted: Game Design Enthusiasts Join Global Game Jam

February 1, 2019

COSMOS’ Botnet Research Published by the Army University Press

January 24, 2019

Dr. Agarwal named Arkansas Research Alliance Fellow

January 22, 2019