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.
In case any of our followers missed Zach Stine's presentation of "Comparative Religion, Topic Models, and Conceptualization: Towards the Characterization of Structural Relationships between Online Religious Discourse", you can watch it anytime on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Xhh2QeHKr9c
Don't miss Billy Spann's @UALR Colloquium talk today at 3pm CST: "Modeling Protester Orchestration through Connective Action: A COVID-19 Lockdown Protest Case Study" - https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/48f8461d039f4dd2a589db9f729cb73d
Here at the Collaboratorium for Social Media and Online Behavioral Studies we study various aspects of social media & online behavior. COSMOS alumnus Dr. Wale Obadimu and director Dr. Nitin Agarwal are featured in the latest @UALR video promoting research: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DBPGplJrZw&
Check out the pioneering and groundbreaking research from @UALR and @cosmographers. Thank you @UALRORSP for putting together the 2020 issue of the Research in the Rock!
Exciting and groundbreaking research from @UALR
University of Arkansas at Little Rock just published an article covering our research about influence campaigns designed to influence the Canadian election: https://ualr.edu/news/2020/10/22/cosmos-canadian-election-research/
Important research from @cosmographers on examining how malicious actors use social media platforms especially YouTube to conduct coordinated influence campaigns during elections. Journal of Future Conflict published the study. https://ualr.edu/news/2020/10/22/cosmos-canadian-election-research/
We are excited to present @cosmographers work on misinfodemics during the times of COVID-19. Please join us @SBPBRiMS ! Thanks @SouthBigDataHub https://twitter.com/SouthBigDataHub/status/1318538715782893568