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.
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Meet and hear from COSMOS Student researchers under the direction of Dr. Nitin Agarwal, who will be presenting their current projects.
Starts at 3:00pm (CDT), Friday, September 3, 2021
Webcasted live from the EIT Building, Room 217
#SBDHAllHands happening now @SouthBigDataHub. Visit the @cosmographers and Social Cybersecurity Working Group's virtual booth at https://bit.ly/AllHandsJuly_SBDH to see AI, data science, and computational social science-driven research into our cyber-physical behaviors.
Raising awareness is critical to stop the flow of misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines. COSMOS is working dedicatedly toward this goal. Please see https://cosmos.ualr.edu/covid-19 and share widely.
SBP-BRiMS 2021 Virtual Conference winners Disinformation Challenge, Best Reviewer Award
Artificial Intelligence Journal
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Army Research Office (ARO)
South Big Data Innovation Hub
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In 2009, COSMOS Director, Dr. Nitin Agarwal developed a program called Blogtrackers to track, analyze and exploit insights from the blogosphere supported by grants from the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR)