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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Congrats to Dr. Samer Al-khateeb and Dr. Nitin Agarwal on the review of their book ‘Deviance in Social Media and Social Cyber Forensics’ in the prestigious ACM Computing Reviews journal. The authors received praise for their well-written book:
The current issue of @IEEEorg Internet Computing features a special issue on cyber social health written by Dr. Ugur Kursuncu, Dr. Hemant Purohit, Dr. Nitin Agarwal, and Dr. Amit Sheth. It presents several relevant studies and highlights contributions of COSMOS researchers.
Congrats to Dr. Nitin Agarwal for receiving the Donaghey College of STEM Faculty Excellence in Research award. This award recognizes, encourages, and rewards those individuals whose research has been particularly successful and are recognized locally, regionally, and nationally.
Important research is conducted at COSMOS every day. @UALR is recognizing this in their latest video about student and faculty research featuring Maryam Maleki, Adewale Obadimu, PhD and Dr. Nitin Agarwal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zglgSpJlsN4
Cosmographer Adeola Adesoba is one of 40 women recognized as an up and coming female professional in the technology industry as a winner of the New Face of Tech Challenge. Read more about her accomplishments in this @UALR article: https://ualr.edu/news/2021/02/02/adesoba-tech-challenge-winner/
Coordinated cyber flash mobs cannot only create a stock market frenzy but may affect urban policy making as well. Read how our researchers applied their long line of research on deviant cyber flash mobs to assess coordinated cyber threats to smart city: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-64217-4_35
Thank you @ARAllianceOrg for inviting me to speak at the Project Scope and providing a platform to share @cosmographers research! https://twitter.com/ARAllianceOrg/status/1355610871456788491