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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Socio-computational modeling of mobs is a critical research topic. We are thrilled to receive this grant (with @SamerAl_khateeb) that will support our exploration into the behaviors and outcomes of mobs. Details at https://ualr.edu/news/2022/09/07/department-of-defense-grant/
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Congratulations to @cosmographers for winning 5 of the 10 nationwide 2022 @Acxiom Diversity Annual Scholarships! https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220719005307/en/Acxiom-Awards-Diversity-Scholarships-to-10-College-Students
Congratulations Connice and Dayo for winning the first place award at @UALR research expo in the computer & information category!
@UALR @cosmographers We are very proud of Maryam Maleki!
UA Little Rock Grad Investigates Spread of Misinformation Through Social Media
"I used my background in systems engineering to develop mathematical models and statistical analyses to evaluate the spread of misinformation on Twitter.”