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.
COSMOS' Adewale Obadimu & Thomas Marcoux spoke about ‘Social Media Analysis for Defeating Disinformation’ during Friday's @UALREIT Colloquium. They discussed our research and showcased Blogtrackers & YouTubeTracker. Read about their presentation: https://t.co/AckBXrAPg9
Don’t miss tomorrow's @UALR Colloquium: Wale and Thomas will be discussing ‘Social Media Analysis for Defeating Disinformation’. Join in person at 3pm CST EIT Bldg room 217 or online at https://t.co/wuctHTq5pV
COSMOS researchers visited Alice Drive Middle School, an accredited STEM school & part of @SumterSCSchools to discuss game theory, design and mechanics with the students of SF3, an after-school club that embraces #STEM and fosters critical thinking: https://t.co/oNFSwphMbZ
Congrats to Karen Watts for being named to the Fall 2018 Chancellor's List at @UALR for your superior academic performance! Well-deserved! https://t.co/bY3qXJIUAD
Sleep was not a priority for one Cosmographer during last weekend's @globalgamejam (GGJ). Richard Young and the rest of the @UALR GGJ team participated in the game creation spectacle. It was a 48-hour marathon of game creation, collaboration and fun. https://t.co/QZ2UaBQ6Xj
COSMOS' research was published by the Army University Press and officially released during the annual @AUSAorg conference in DC. COSMOS researchers contributed to “Perceptions Are Reality: Historical Case Studies of Information Operations in LSCO". https://t.co/OX6ctjNOX3
We are looking forward to submitting our research work to the 2019 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling & Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation - @SBPBRiMS 2019! #sbpbrims https://t.co/uTsYMpUFwO