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”

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”

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”

Samer Al-Khateeb

UA Little Rock doctoral student presents research on social cyber forensics

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock student has presented his research on how social cyber forensics can be used to track how online deviant groups use social media to spread propaganda and misinformation at several major international conferences this summer.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock doctoral student presents research on social cyber forensics”

Dr. Nitin Agarwal (left) and his doctoral students, Nihal Hussain and Samer Al-Khateeb. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UALR Communications.

UA Little Rock professor and student to lead NATO training course on social media analysis

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor who has made a name for himself tracking the spread of terrorist organization messages through social media will soon teach those skills at a NATO training course in Latvia.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock professor and student to lead NATO training course on social media analysis”