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
Oluwaseun Johnson Successfully Defends his Master’s Project
Tuja Khaund Successfully Defends her Doctoral Dissertation
Adeola Adesoba awarded STEAM Scholarship
COSMOS Paper Wins Best Paper Award
COSMOS Paper Published in Text2Story’20 Workshop
COSMOS Team Places in Governor’s Cup and Wins $10,000
Muhammad Nihal Hussain Successfully Defends his Doctoral Dissertation
Baris Kirdemir’s Chapter Published in ‘Computational Conflict Research’
Zachary Stine’s Paper Published in ‘Social Network Analysis and Mining’
Kiran Kumar Bandeli Successfully Defends his Doctoral Dissertation
Billy Spann Successfully Defends his Master’s Thesis
Karen DiCicco Successfully Defended her Master’s Thesis.
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It was a pleasure to speak with James Morgan at the @ARDataSciences and share my thoughts on the recent events and emerging trends in the social media industry. Thank you, Jim and ACDS. https://twitter.com/ARDataSciences/status/1617971093553426433
The study, published at the eighth International Conference on Human and Social Analytics (HUSO), was recognized with the best paper award. Grateful to @AFResearchLab, @USNavyResearch, @ArmyResearchLab, @NSF, @Entergy, @ARAllianceOrg for supporting the effort.
COSMOS is developing novel methods to extract and visualize narratives from multimedia social platforms such as YouTube. These methods assist in the dynamic analysis of events and their effects, especially when narratives could be weaponized.
Thrilled to receive best paper award for our study on Multidimensional Analysis of YouTube Communities in the Indo-Pacific Region. Grateful to @AFResearchLab, @USNavyResearch, @ArmyResearchLab, @NSF, @Entergy, @ARAllianceOrg for supporting the effort.
It was a pleasure to deliver keynote at #asonam2022 and share our research on socio-computational approaches to characterize multiplatform influence campaigns to strengthen socio-cognitive security and demonstrates how technology can help bridge science, society and policymaking. https://twitter.com/CChelmis/status/1591233550728450049
Join us at the 2022 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining, a premier conference. Virtual participation available! See conference program at https://asonam.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/
Several interesting talks and keynotes happening now!