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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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!
As social media platforms continue to provide methods to coordinate and influence user behavior, it’s important to understand their role in shaping online collective action.
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/
We wish a happy national intern day to our @cosmographers doing internships at Amazon, Apple, Activision, Acxiom, Credit Karma, Intuit, Microsoft, Roku, and Zoom. You are the future leaders!