Uche joined UA Little Rock in 2019 to pursue a master’s degree in Computer Science.  His previous experience as a Senior Software Development Engineer and Application Development Manager combined with his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Landmark University in Nigeria will be beneficial for his work on Blogtrackers. During his studies, work and his free time, Uche loves to learn new things and meet new people.Read More →

Seun is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Information Science at UALR.  He received his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Physics and Applied Geophysics from Covenant University in Nigeria. His work experience includes Data Mining, Data visualization and software development. Seun has a passion for data science, he loves meeting new people and learning new things.Read More →

Joseph is pursing his undergraduate degree in Computer Science. Outside of COSMOS and school, Joseph runs the Artificial Intelligence in Arkansas group, which focuses on building the AI community in Arkansas. Joseph has a unique passion for Machine Learning and AI, with research interests in Natural Language processing. Together with his mentor, Tolgahan Cakaloglu, they started Artificial Intelligence in Arkansas (AiA), a group focused on building the AI community here in Arkansas. Joseph has given over 13 talks, ranging from AI and Deepfakes to Advanced Machine learning using Tensorflow Hub. Upon completing his undergraduate degree, he plans to pursue a master’s in Computer Science. InRead More →

Recep Erol is a PhD student at the UA Little Rock majoring in Computers and Informations Science with a research interests in information retrieval, computer vision, deep learning, network analysis, and unsupervised learning. Prior to joining COSMOS, he worked as a machine learning engineer at Walmart.Read More →

Esther Ledelle Mead is a Ph.D. candidate in the Information Quality track of the Computer and Information Sciences program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR). She earned Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology (2002), Finance (2004), and Marketing (2004) from the University of Central Arkansas (UCA). Awarded dual UCA Graduate Research Assistantships (one at the Small Business Advancement National Center focusing primarily on agribusiness, and the other within the Assistant Dean’s office focusing on Accreditation maintenance), Esther continued on to earn her general Master of Business Administration degree in 2005 and subsequently engaged as a small business and institutional marketing consultant through 2007. EstherRead More →

Rick Galeano is a PhD Fellow and at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock completing requirements for a Doctor of Philosophy in Computer and Information Sciences. He was a member of the CORE Lab at the Naval Postgraduate School and currently is a member of the Center of Social Media and Online Behavioral Studies laboratory. Rick was also identified as a Training With Industry Fellow for the U.S. Army, where he worked side-by-side with the strategic communications team at The Coca-Cola Company. Previously assigned to NATO, he worked  missions in which academic experimentation of dark network research was conducted in order to analyze multipleRead More →

Katrin Galeano is a PhD student working as a researcher for the Collaboratorium for Social Media and Online Behavioral Studies (COSMOS) at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She majors in Computers and Information Science. Her background revolves around global outreach via online platforms in which she leads multiple social media sites in support of the US Army. Katrin graduated Summa Cum Laude with her bachelor’s in Mass Communications and Business Administration and maintained academic excellence for her graduate degree. She was recognized as the lead communicator in broadcast radio during her early years, revolutionizing an analog to digital transformation as an undergraduate. SheRead More →

We are pleased to announce that Zachary Stine’s paper “Characterizing the language-production dynamics of social media users” has been published in the latest issue of Social Network Analysis and Mining, a multidisciplinary journal serving researchers and practitioners in academia and industry.    Abstract: In this paper, we propose a characterization of social media users based on language usage over time in order to make more rigorous the notions of organic and inorganic online behavior. This characterization describes the extent to which a user’s word usage within a particular time period subverts expectations based on preceding time periods. To do this, we adapt the use of anRead More →

Anal Kanti Roy successfully defended his master’s thesis “Automation of Crawling Blogosphere based on Pattern Recognition” Thursday, November 21, 2019.  In attendance were committee members Dr. Nitin Agarwal (chair), Dr. Elizabeth Pierce, and Dr. Serpil Tokdemir Yuce as well as members of COSMOS.  Over the past two years, Roy has become very familiar with extracting online content. As COSMOS’ leading crawling expert, Roy has played a fundamental role in data extraction for various COSMOS research projects.   The motivation behind his work was not only the sheer volume of content published on blogs,  but also the influence these blogs can have on the public. Blogs areRead More →