In 2015, two researchers remotely hacked a Jeep Cherokee being driven by a reporter who documented how the researchers controlled everything from the car’s radio and media console to its brakes and steering.
A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor and his team of student researchers are investigating how groups are using social media to respond to NATO exercises.
Thanks to a new grant, a University of Arkansas at Little Rock researcher is expanding his investigation of cyber flash mobs — particularly those that lead to violent or damaging behavior.
A new grant from the Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research (ONR) will help a University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor further establish himself as a leader in social media research.
The grant, which builds on a previous ONR-funded project that Dr. Nitin Agarwal conducted, enables him and his team to dig deeper into the organized use of social media by deviant groups to spread misinformation, stoke violence and panic, and conduct recruitment and radicalization campaigns.
With the help of a nearly $400,000 federal grant, a University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor will soon launch a project that ultimately might improve cancer diagnosis and treatment. Continue reading “NIH grant kickstarts UALR project to enhance cancer treatment”
A leading academic journal has published the research of UALR’s Dr. Rolf Wigand proposing a Common Information Model for electronic documents and mapping software in the European Union.
Wigand and several colleagues from other universities say the goal is to improve taxation and customs systems across EU nations.
Their article stems from a $7.5 million European Union-funded research project of more than four years called “Information Technology for Adoption and Intelligent Design for E-Government.”
The model requires new public-private partnerships between government and private businesses that enhance security and controls. The model employs intelligent software tools to reduce administrative loads, according to Wigand.
“One of the great challenges for European governments is solving the paradox of increasing the security of international trade, while simultaneously reducing overhead for commercial as well as public administrations,” Wigand said.
Finding the right balance between control and cost of information gathering is the key to increase competitiveness of European businesses locally, nationally and internationally, he added.
“To encourage the adoption of these redesigned procedures, a truly collaborative co-design process that creates win-win benefits for all stakeholders, is essential,” Wigand concluded.
Wigand wrote “Understanding transnational information systems with supranational governance: A multi-level conflict management perspective” with co-authors Boriana Rukanova, Eveline van Stijn, and Yao-Hua Tan.
The article is published in the journal “Government Information Quarterly,” freely available from the publisher until June 15.
Wigand is the Maulden-Entergy Chair and Distinguished Professor Emeritus for the Departments of Information Science and Business Information Systems at UALR.
A doctoral student in information science at UALR presented research at Harvard University this week that indicates, among other things, privacy policies published by most businesses are not consumer-friendly. Continue reading “Doctoral student presents research at Harvard University”
Two Information Science Department faculty members in the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s College of Engineering and Information Technology and a Carleton University scholar have co-edited a recently published book. Continue reading “EIT’s Information Science faculty contribute to new book”
A UALR Department of Information Science professor has received a prestigious “Test of Time Award” in recognition of the groundbreaking research he conducted nearly 20 years ago. Continue reading “Professor’s data mining research stands ‘Test of Time’”
An associate professor at UALR has received military grant funding that could provide insight into the continued crisis in Ukraine. The research findings are already being used by NATO. Continue reading “Military funds professor’s social media research on Ukraine”