Zachary Stine, a research assistant in computer and information science, is examining the influence of bots on users of social media. Photo by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock research produces quantitative portrait of legislative change in Ukraine

Two University of Arkansas at Little Rock researchers have used a novel approach to quantitatively portray legislative change in Ukraine to provide a view into the larger political dynamics of the country.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock research produces quantitative portrait of legislative change in Ukraine”

Nitin Agarwal. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UA Little Rock Communications.

UA Little Rock to research smart health in Arkansas, West Virginia with NSF grant 

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is one of five institutions sharing a $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a multi-scale integrative approach to digital health. This collaborative, multi-institution grant will be used to promote smart health in Arkansas and West Virginia.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock to research smart health in Arkansas, West Virginia with NSF grant “

Nitin Agarwal. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UA Little Rock Communications.

UA Little Rock researcher receives $2.4 million for cybersecurity research

Dr. Nitin Agarwal, director of the Collaboratorium for Social Media and Online Behavioral Studies (COSMOS) at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has been awarded a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop ways to track emerging cyber-social threats and strengthen social cybersecurity research infrastructure.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock researcher receives $2.4 million for cybersecurity research”

Social media, disinformation the topic of next UA Little Rock Downtown lecture

The UA Little Rock Downtown Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, March 13, with a talk on “Deviant Mobs of the Internet: Bots, Trolls, and Misinformation” by Nitin Agarwal, Maulden-Entergy Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor of Information Science and Director of COSMOS (Collaboratorium for Social Media and Online Behavioral Studies). Continue reading “Social media, disinformation the topic of next UA Little Rock Downtown lecture”

Adewale Obadimu, a fourth-year computer science doctoral student from Nigeria, has been selected for the 2019 URMD Grad Cohort Workshop March 22-24 in Waikoloa, Hawaii.

UA Little Rock doctoral student selected for prestigious computer science research workshop

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock doctoral candidate has been selected for a prestigious workshop designed to prepare graduate students for careers in the computer science industry.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock doctoral student selected for prestigious computer science research workshop”

Rick Galeano, an online Ph.D. who live in South Carolina, visited with members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Federation at Alice Drive Middle School in Sumter, South Carolina, on Feb. 1.

UA Little Rock doctoral students mentor middle school gaming club in South Carolina

A husband and wife team, who are both pursuing a Ph.D. in information science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, are mentoring middle school students by sharing their love of games with a science fiction and fantasy club in South Carolina. Continue reading “UA Little Rock doctoral students mentor middle school gaming club in South Carolina”

Karen Watts. Photo by Benjamin Krain.

UA Little Rock grad is taking the Information Technology world by storm

As a sophomore information science major at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2010, Karen Watts of Bryant faced a difficult choice.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock grad is taking the Information Technology world by storm”

UA Little Rock’s Agarwal named Arkansas Research Alliance Fellow

Dr. Nitin Agarwal, a distinguished professor of Information Science Department and head of the university’s Collaboratorium for Social Media and Online Behavioral Studies (COSMOS), was one of six new Arkansas Research Alliance Fellows announced Thursday, Dec. 13, during a news conference at the Arkansas State Capitol. Continue reading “UA Little Rock’s Agarwal named Arkansas Research Alliance Fellow”