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

UA Little Rock makes COSMOS a designated research center

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Collaboratorium for Social Media and Online Behavioral Studies (COSMOS) Lab has received approval from the Arkansas Division of Higher Education (ADHE) to become an established research center on campus.

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Dr. Nitin Agarwal

Nitin Agarwal: Flattening the Misinformation Curve — the internet, the virus and digital forensics

Americans may not remember where they were the first time they heard “flattening the curve,” but they’ll forever remember the reason — COVID-19. There’s an information curve that follows this epidemiological one like a shadow. It’s less predictable, but treatable, and University of Arkansas Little Rock Prof. Nitin Agarwal and his students are experts. Continue reading “Nitin Agarwal: Flattening the Misinformation Curve — the internet, the virus and digital forensics”

Team Face-to-Face consists of Thomas Marcoux, a doctoral student in computer and information science from France, and Joseph Kready, a senior computer science major from North Little Rock.

UA Little Rock team wins $10,000 in Arkansas Governor’s Cup

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock team won $10,000 and third place in the Walton Family Foundation Graduate Division of the Arkansas Governor’s Cup for their business plan pitch for a technology that creates Avatar-based chatbots. The awards were announced during a virtual awards ceremony on April 9. Continue reading “UA Little Rock team wins $10,000 in Arkansas Governor’s Cup”

Joseph Kready

Kready accepted into 2020 Social Networks and Health Fellowship Program

Joseph Kready, a senior computer science major at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has been selected for the 2020 Social Networks and Health Fellowship program at Duke University.  Continue reading “Kready accepted into 2020 Social Networks and Health Fellowship 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”

Sen. John Boozman (left) visits with Chancellor Christina Drale, Dr. Alex Biris, and Dr. Brian Berry during a research visit at UA Little Rock.

UA Little Rock announces $750,000 grant for bone regeneration technology during Sen. Boozman’s visit to review research innovations

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock announced a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to support the development of potentially life-saving bone regeneration technology during a Nov. 15 visit from Sen. John Boozman. The visit celebrated on-campus research initiatives that the senator championed for federal support.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock announces $750,000 grant for bone regeneration technology during Sen. Boozman’s visit to review research innovations”

Dr. Nitin Agarwal

Grant helps fund research to track perpetrators of violent cyber flash mobs

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor has received a $150,000 grant to continue his investigation of deviant cyber flash mobs that lead to violent or damaging behavior. Continue reading “Grant helps fund research to track perpetrators of violent cyber flash mobs”

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”

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”