UA Little Rock graduate student David Dai is doing research on machine learning. His research involves programing computers to analyze large sets of data. In this image, Dai told the computer to corrupt part of this image of his face. Photo by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock researchers studying development of benchmarks to test machine learning

Researchers from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock are joining the ranks of technology companies and universities like Google, Intel, Stanford University, and Harvard University to create the next generation benchmark suite for machine learning.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock researchers studying development of benchmarks to test machine learning”

8 UA Little Rock students reached the hackathon's finals, including (from L to R): Ian Thompson, Michael DiCicco, Karen Watts, Brock Butler, Aaron David, and Hunter Wright

UA Little Rock students reach hackathon finals

University of Arkansas at Little Rock student teams took two of the nine final spots at the UA BlockChain Hackathon at the University of Arkansas held Sept. 28-29. Continue reading “UA Little Rock students reach hackathon finals”

Muhammad Nihal Hussain, a fifth-year doctoral student in information science, is the lead author for the paper.

UA Little Rock paper wins award at international conference for research on tracking disinformation campaigns through social media

A UA Little Rock research paper on strategic integrations of social media platforms received the Challenge Problem Runner Up award at the 2018 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, and Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation this summer.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock paper wins award at international conference for research on tracking disinformation campaigns through social media”

UA Little Rock professors receive nearly $50,000 to study corn seed proteins

Dr. Daniel Berleant and Dr. Phil Williams of the Department of Information Science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock have received $48,167 from the USDA to study how proteins accumulate in corn seeds. The hope is that the research will ultimately lead to corn strains that produce more nutrients, specifically proteins, thus helping to better feed the world’s population. Continue reading “UA Little Rock professors receive nearly $50,000 to study corn seed proteins”

Researchers at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock are studying how social bots influence the delivery of news via social media during major disasters.

Social bots disrupt online communication about natural disasters

Researchers at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock are studying how social bots influence the delivery of news via social media during major disasters.  Continue reading “Social bots disrupt online communication about natural disasters”

A group of researchers from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock are studying how the mass migration of refugees from Middle Eastern and North African countries into Europe has created a shift in the migrant narrative in online communication.

Research explores how online narratives on refugees shift over time

A group of researchers from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock are studying how the mass migration of refugees from Middle Eastern and North African countries into Europe has created a shift in the migrant narrative in online communication.  Continue reading “Research explores how online narratives on refugees shift over time”

Dr. Amit Saha and Dr. Nitin Agarwal

Professors publish book studying online support communities for autism

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor has co-authored a book with a UA Little Rock graduate analyzing how online communities and social media can provide stress relief for families and individuals with an autism spectrum disorder. Continue reading “Professors publish book studying online support communities for autism”

Muhammad Nihal Hussain

UA Little Rock student researcher is uncovering the secrets of the blogosphere

In February, more than 409 million people read the over 20.8 billion pages posted on WordPress.com, a popular blogging platform. Blogging remains a popular form of online communication that is growing at an exponential rate, yet few researchers have grasped the potential of data mining the blogosphere for research purposes.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock student researcher is uncovering the secrets of the blogosphere”

Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira with a virtual human skeleton in the background

Cruz-Neira demonstrates innovations in virtual reality at Sundance Film Festival

Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira, director of the Emerging Analytics Center and interim chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, demonstrated how innovative virtual reality technology is changing the world for the better during a panel discussion at the Sundance Film Festival.  Continue reading “Cruz-Neira demonstrates innovations in virtual reality at Sundance Film Festival”