Dr. Nitin Agarwal is the Jerry L. Maulden-Entergy Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor of Information Science at University of Arkansas at Little Rock and director of the Center of Social Media and Online Behavioral Studies (COSMOS).
His research interests include social computing, (deviant) behavior modeling, group dynamics, influence, trust, collective action, social-cyber forensics, health informatics, data mining, and privacy. He has published widely in top-tier forums with several best paper awards and nominations. From Saudi Arabian women’s right to drive cyber campaigns to Autism awareness campaigns to ISIS’ and anti-West/anti-NATO propaganda campaigns, at COSMOS, he is directing several projects that have made foundational and applicational contributions.
His research is supported by grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, Army Research Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and Air Force Research Laboratory.
Dr. Agarwal earned a Ph.D. from Arizona State University. He was recognized as one of ‘The New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s’ by Arkansas Business in 2011. He was recognized with the UA Little Rock Faculty Excellence Award in Research and Creative Endeavors in 2015. Dr. Agarwal received the Social Media 2015 Educator of the Year Award at the 21st International Education and Technology Conference, Hong Kong SAR, China. He also was nominated as International Academy, Research and Industry Association (IARIA) Fellow in Winter 2016/Spring 2017.