Projects


  1. 1. “Cyber-collective Movements: Novel Socio-computational Approaches in Studying the Blogosphere”. The research project is funded in part by the U.S. National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Social-Computational Systems (SoCS) Program and Human Centered Computing Program (Award number: IIS-1110868 and IIS-1110649). Total award amount: $742,044. Project Period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2015. Collaborators: Rolf T. Wigand and Merlyna Lim. Project webpage. Research mentioned in news by: UALR News, Newswise. SoCS PI Meeting - Year 1 Poster (June 17-19, 2012) | Year 2 Poster (June 28-29, 2013).


  1. 2. “BlogTrackers: Analyzing Social Media for Cultural Modeling”. The research project is funded by the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) (Award number: N000141010091). Total award amount: $334,791. Project period: 05/01/2010 - 12/30/2013. Collaborators: Huan Liu and Merlyna Lim. Project webpage. BlogTrackers Tool.


  1. 3. “SBP 2012 Outreach Efforts to Increase Diversity and Participation of Minorities”. The research project is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Human Centered Computing Program (Award number: IIS-1225981). Total award amount: $16,640. Project Period: 03/01/2012 - 02/28/2014. Collaborators: Donald Adjeroh. Project webpage.


4. “SBP 2014-2016 Conference Sponsorship Grant”. This project is funded by the U.S. Army Research Office’s Modeling of Complex Systems program (Award number: W911NF-14-1-0023). Total award amount: $15,000. Project Period: 01/10/2014 - 11/09/2016.


5. “Social Media Categorization Study”. This project is funded by the U.S. Air Force Research Lab. Program Officer: Laurie Fenstermacher. Total award amount: $150,000. Project Period: 05/01/2014 - 02/28/2015. Collaborators: Huan Liu


6. Predictive Modeling of Cyber Flash Mobs: Understanding Emerging Socio-Technical Behaviors for Conflict Monitoring. This project is funded by the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) under Thrust Code 341 (Award number: N000141410489). Program Officer: Rebecca Goolsby. Total award amount: $160,000. Project Period: 05/01/2014 - 09/30/2015.


7. MRI: Acquisition of Peta-Scale Data Storage System for Big Data Exploration in STEM Fields”. The research project is funded in part by the U.S. National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) program (Award number: ACI-1429160). Total award amount: $291,908. Project period: 09/01/2014 - 08/31/2017. Collaborators: Kenji Yoshigoe, Marcus Seigar, John Talburt, and Jerry Darsey.


Special Issues


Special Issue on Social Cyber Systems in Elsevier’s The Journal of Systems and Software. Co-Editors: Guandong Xu and Aoying Zhou. May 2014.


Special Issue on Social Computing and Applications in Oxford’s The Computer Journal. Co-Editors: Guandong Xu and Aoying Zhou. March 2014.


New Book on Online Collective Action: Dynamics of the Crowd in Social Media by Springer, 2014. ISBN: 3709113393.


Special Issue on Social Networks meet Mobile Networks in IEEE Communications Magazine. Co-Editors: Seshadri Mohan and Ashutosh Dutta. Volume 50, Issue 6, June 2012. UALR Website


Special Issue on Social Computational Systems in Elsevier Journal of Computational Science. Co-Editors: Xiaowei Xu. Volume 2, Issue 3, 2011. 


Special Issue on Social Computing in Blogosphere in IEEE Internet Computing Magazine. Co-Editors: Huan Liu, Philip S. Yu, and Torsten Suel. Issue: March-April 2010. 


New Book on Social Computing in Blogosphere: Challenges, Methodologies, and Opportunities by LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG, 2010. ISBN: 9783838328218. Buy on Amazon


New Book on “Modeling and Data Mining in Blogosphere” by Morgan & Claypool publishers, 2009. ISBN: 9781598299083 (paperback) ISBN: 9781598299090 (ebook) Online - Book website | Morgan & Claypool publishers book website | Track Citation | UALR Website | Buy on Amazon


Research on Blog Mining has been acknowledged by the School of Computing and Informatics, Arizona State University as ground breaking.

 
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