Graduate student Zack Stine is doing reasearch on the of type of common language used across cultures in online religious discussions.

Stine joins HASTAC Scholar Program

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock doctoral student has been accepted into a scholar program for students who are working at the intersection of technology and the arts, humanities, and sciences.  Continue reading “Stine joins HASTAC Scholar Program”

Karen Watts DiCicco is graduating with a master's degree in information science. Her master's thesis researches how blockchain is used in Arkansas's agricultural operations.

UA Little Rock grad explores use of blockchain for state’s agricultural operations

Picking out the best fresh produce can be a difficult task for many shoppers looking for the best food for their families, but a University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate student is researching ways to make the process much easier for shoppers and local food producers.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock grad explores use of blockchain for state’s agricultural operations”

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”