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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Join us on January 29 when Dr. @agarwalnitin and his @cosmographers team from @UALR presents at ARA Project Scope. https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ru-4Q8W0TcyQKoX-KNB98w
On January 29, Dr. Nitin Agarwal (@agarwalnitin) shares his work as the director of COSMOS (@cosmographers) at @UALR. Register here for free: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ru-4Q8W0TcyQKoX-KNB98w
COSMOS paper "YouTube Video Categorization Using Moviebarcode" won HUSO 2020 Best Paper Award. The research focuses on filtering and grouping videos which helps social computing researchers to analyze YouTube videos easily and efficiently. https://cosmos.ualr.edu/cosmos-paper-wins-best-paper-award/
Congrats to our Fall 2020 graduates: Dr. Esther Mead, Dr. Wale Obadimu, Shishila Awung Shimray, and Joseph Kready. Your graduation marks the beginning of a new chapter. All the best for your future. 🎓
Read the Q&A with COSMOS Director Dr. Nitin Agarwal, courtesy of Arkansas Money & Politics (@amppob):
Check out the DEVIANCE 2020 conference conducted by @cosmographers at the IEEE BigData 2020 conference. http://cosmos.ualr.edu/workshops/deviance/2020/ https://twitter.com/SamerAl_khateeb/status/1337134094166134784
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