• Find out about COVID-19 misinformation, read tips on how to identify it and report it.

  • Cosmographers attend CRA URMD Grad Cohort Workshop

  • Joseph Kready: 2020 Social Networks and Health Fellow

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.


The latest about COSMOS

Dr. Nitin Agarwal Awarded an NSF Grant to Make Social Media Safer.

January 6, 2023

Oluwaseun Johnson Successfully Defends his Master’s Project

April 16, 2021

Tuja Khaund Successfully Defends her Doctoral Dissertation

April 16, 2021

Dr. Nitin Agarwal Edits IEEE Special Issue on Cyber Social Health

April 6, 2021

Adeola Adesoba awarded STEAM Scholarship

January 21, 2021

COSMOS Paper Wins Best Paper Award

December 24, 2020

COSMOS Develops Techniques to Identify Adversarial Information Operations Tactics

October 16, 2020

COSMOS Research about Online Influence Campaigns On YouTube Leading Up To Canadian Election Published by Queen’s University

September 17, 2020

COSMOS Paper Published in Text2Story’20 Workshop

April 23, 2020

COSMOS Team Places in Governor’s Cup and Wins $10,000

April 17, 2020

Tuja Khaund presenting her research about online social networks at UALR EIT Colloquium

April 10, 2020

Arkansas Attorney General partners with COSMOS to Track False COVID-19 Websites and Online Scams.

April 6, 2020

Three Cosmographers attend CRA URMD Grad Cohort Workshop in Austin

March 23, 2020

Joseph Kready accepted into 2020 Social Networks and Health Fellowship Program

March 6, 2020

Muhammad Nihal Hussain Successfully Defends his Doctoral Dissertation

December 13, 2019

Baris Kirdemir’s Chapter Published in ‘Computational Conflict Research’

November 29, 2019

Zachary Stine’s Paper Published in ‘Social Network Analysis and Mining’

November 29, 2019

Kiran Kumar Bandeli Successfully Defends his Doctoral Dissertation

November 25, 2019

Billy Spann Successfully Defends his Master’s Thesis

November 22, 2019

Karen DiCicco Successfully Defended her Master’s Thesis.

November 20, 2019