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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In 2009, COSMOS Director, Dr. Nitin Agarwal developed a program called Blogtrackers to track, analyze and exploit insights from the blogosphere supported by grants from the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Ambition & Motivation leads COSMOS Graduate Assistant, to IBM Internship
An opportunity to demonstrate your skills/capabilities in Information Quality, Computer and Data Science.
Congratulations, Adeola Adesoba!
UALR COSMOS Celebrates Graduating Class of 2021!
Congratulations to our 2021 COSMOSGraphers! A culmination of years of hard work, perseverance and academic achievement.
I will be defending my dissertation on computational methods for comparative discourse analyses today at noon US central time (1pm eastern). If you’d like to drop by, send me a DM for the link.
It was great fun to speak with @THVCraig! Thank you Craig for spending time and talking with us. We appreciate @THV11 for covering the work @cosmographers are doing in making social media safer and contribute to social good.4