Nitin Agarwal, Ph.D.

Jerry L. Maulden-Entergy Endowed Chair & Distinguished Professor

Director, Collaboratorium for Social Media and Online Behavioral Studies (COSMOS)

Fellow, International Academy, Research and Industry Association (IARIA)

Fellow, Arkansas Academy of Computing (AAoC)

Fellow, Arkansas Research Alliance (ARA)

Information Science Department

Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

2801 S. University Ave.

Little Rock, AR 72204-1099

Phone: (501) 683-7155, Fax: (501) 683-7049


Office: EIT 548


I joined the faculty of Information Science at UALR in Fall 2009. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the School of Computing and Informatics, Arizona State University in August, 2009. I received my Bachelors in Technology in Information Technology from the Indian Institute of Information Technology in May 2003.

Curriculum Vitae | Bio

Research Interests

My research interests include the following topics,

  1. -Social computing, knowledge extraction in social media, behavioral modeling, group dynamics, complex systems, influence, trust, collective action;

  2. -Social Cyber Security, Modeling Deviant Behaviors;

  3. -Health Informatics;

- Data Mining and Machine Learning, Semantic Web Mining; and

  1. -Privacy

Our research and outreach efforts are funded by US Office of Naval Research, US Air Force Research Lab, US Army Research Office, US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and US National Science Foundation.


Fall 2019: IFSC 3360 System Analysis and Design

(For courses taught in previous semesters, please see the Teaching page)

Call for Papers

  1. International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction - Behavioral Representation in Modeling and Simulation (SBP-BRiMS 2019), George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA.