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Editor

  1. Section Editor for Springer Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining (ESNAM), 2nd Edition.
  2. Editor for Springer’s Journal on Network Modeling Analysis in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics (NETMAHIB).
  3. Guest editor for IEEE Internet Computing Magazine. Edited a special issue on Cyber Social Health appeared in January-February 2021 and March-April 2021 issue with Ugur Kursuncu, Hemant Purohit, and Amit Sheth (co-editors).
  4. Guest Editor for the IEEE Communications Magazine special issue on Social Networks Meet Next Generation Mobile Multimedia Internet published in October 2015 with Seshadri Mohan, Ashutosh Dutta, Sudhir Dixit, Ramjee Prasad (co-editors).
  5. Guest Editor for IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems (TCSS) special issue on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, and Prediction to appear in 2015 with Kevin Xu, Nathaniel Osgood, and Dongwon Lee.
  6. Guest editor for Lecture Notes in Social Networks series by Springer. Edited a book on Online Collective Action: Dynamics of the Crowd in Social Media published in 2014 with Rolf T. Wigand and Merlyna Lim (co-editors)
  7. Guest Editor for The Journal of Systems and Software special issue on Social Cyber Systems published in 2014 with Aoying Zhou and Guandong Xu (co-editors). Published by Elsevier.
  8. Guest editor for The Computer Journal. Editing a special issue on Social Computing and its Applications published in 2014 with Aoying Zhou and Guandong Xu (co-editors). Published by the Oxford Journals.
  9. Guest editor for IEEE Communications Magazine. Editing a special issue on Social Networks Meet Mobile Networks, Volume 50, Issue 6, June 2012 with Seshadri Mohan and Ashutosh Dutta (co-editors).
  10. Guest editor for Elsevier Journal of Computational Science. Edited a special issue on Social Computational Systems (SOCOMS), Volume 2, Issue 3, 2011 with Xiaowei Xu (co-editor).
  11. Guest editor for IEEE Internet Computing Magazine. Edited a special issue on Social Computing in Blogosphere appeared in March-April 2010 issue with Huan Liu, Philip S. Yu, and Torsten Suel (co-editors).
  12. Editor-in-chief for Social computing and Behavioral Modeling (SocialComp) 2011.
  13. Associate editor for the International Journal of Sensor Networks and Data Communications (IJSNDC).
  14. Associate editor for the International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies (IJICST).
  15. Associate editor for the Springer Journal on Social Network Analysis and Mining (SNAM).
  16. Associate editor for the Human Computation journal.
  17. Associate Editor for Frontiers in Communication’s special section on Disaster Communications, Frontiers.
  18. Guest Editor for Sage Open Social Science Journals.

Organizing Chair

  1. PhD Forum/Doctoral Consortium Chair at the 2018 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2018), Sydney, Australia, August 28 – 31, 2018.
  2. Conference co-chair for International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction – Behavioral Representation in Modeling and Simulation (SBP-BRiMS 2018), July 10 – July 13, 2018, George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA.
  3. PhD Forum/Doctoral Consortium Chair at the 2017 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2017), Sydney, Australia, July 31 – August 3, 2017.
  4. Conference co-chair for International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction – Behavioral Representation in Modeling and Simulation (SBP-BRiMS 20187, July 5 – July 8, 2017, George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA.
  5. Workshop Co-chair for IEEE International Conference on Health Informatics (ICHI) 2017, August 1-4, 2017, Park City, UT, USA
  6. Workshop Co-chair for Social Computing and Semantic Data Mining co-located with IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC 2017), January 26-29, 2017, Silicon Valley, USA
  7. Workshop Co-chair for First International Workshop on Social Computing Applications and Mobile Networks: A Convergence Scenario (SoCAMoN 2016) co-located with the 12th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob 2016), October 17-19, 2016, LAU New York Headquarters and Academic Center.
  8. Conference co-chair for International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction – Behavioral Representation in Modeling and Simulation (SBP-BRiMS 2016), June 28 – July 1, 2016, Washington D.C., USA.
  9. PhD Forum/Doctoral Consortium Chair at the 2016 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2016), University of California, Davis, USA, August 19-21, 2016.
  10. Symposium Chair for Social Computing and Semantic Data Mining at the IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC 2016), Kauai, Hawaii, USA, February 15-18, 2016
  11. PhD Forum/Doctoral Consortium Chair at The 2015 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2015), Paris, France, August 25-28, 2015.
  12. AAAI Spring 2015 Symposium on Socio-Technical Behavior Mining, March 23-25, 2015, Palo Alto, California, USA.
  13. Special Session on Social Awareness Computing using Social Media: Challenges and Opportunities in Understanding Socio-Technical Behavior for Crisis and Disaster Management at 2014 IEEE International Conference on Awareness Science and Technology (ICAST14), Lieusaint-Paris, France, October 29-31, 2014.
  14. SNBD14: International Symposium on Social Networks and Big Data (SNBD), co-located with the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Communications in China (ICCC 2014). Shanghai, China, October 13-15, 2014.
  15. WBA13: International Workshop on Web Behavior Analytics (WBA13), co-located with the 2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2013). Niagara Falls, Canada, August 25-28, 2013.
  16. BWA13: International AAAI Fall Symposium on Behavioral Web Analytics (BWA13) held at AAAI Fall 2013 Symposium series, Arlington, Virginia, November 15-17, 2013.
  17. SBP 13 Data Challenge co-located with International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction (SBP), April 2-5, 2013, Washington D.C. Co-chair: Wen Dong.
  18. SBP 12 Challenge co-located with International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction (SBP), April 3-5, 2012, Maryland.

Organizing Committee

  1. Steering Committee member for eKNOW 2018, The Tenth International Conference on Information, Process, and Knowledge Management, March 25, 2018 to March 29, 2018 – Rome, Italy
  2. Steering Committee member for SOTICS 2017, The Seventh International Conference on Social Media Technologies, Communication, and Informatics, October 8 – 12, 2017 – Athens, Greece.
  3. Steering Committee member for CENTRIC 2017, The Tenth International Conference on Advances in Human-oriented and Personalized Mechanisms, Technologies, and Services, October 8 – 12, 2017 – Athens, Greece.
  4. Steering and Advisory Committee member for HUSO 2017, The Third International Conference on Human and Social Analytics, July 23 – 27, 2017 – Nice, France
  5. Steering and Advisory Committee member for IMMM 2017, The Seventh International Conference on Advances in Information Mining and Management, June 25 – 29, 2017- Venice, Italy
  6. Advisory Committee member for SOTICS 2016: International Conference on Social Media Technologies, Communication, and Informatics, August 21 – 25, 2016, Brussels, Belgium
  7. Tutorial Co-Chair for IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems (ANTS 2016), November 6-9, 2016, Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, India.
  8. Program Co-Chair for SBP 2015: International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, and Prediction.
  9. Program Co-Chair for SBP 2014: International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, and Prediction.
  10. Publicity chair for ASONAM 2014: IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2014). August 12-16, 2014, Beijing, China.
  11. Tutorial Co-Chair for ASONAM 2014: IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, August 17-20, 2014, Beijing, China.
  12. Program Co-Chair for SCA 2011, SCA 2012: International Conference on Social Computing and Applications.
  13. Proceedings chair for SDM12: The Twelfth SIAM International Conference on Data Mining. April 26-28, California
  14. Publicity chair for SDM12: The Twelfth SIAM International Conference on Data Mining. April 26-28, California
  15. Proceedings chair for SDM11: SIAM International Conference on Data Mining. April 28 – April 30, 2011, Phoenix, Arizona.
  16. Proceedings chair for SBP09: Social Computing and Behavioral Modeling. March 31 – April 1, 2009, Phoenix, Arizona.
  17. Proceedings chair for SBP08: Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling, and Prediction. April 1-2, 2008, Phoenix, Arizona. News Coverage [1] | [2]
  18. Publicity chair for SBP10: Social Computing and Behavioral Modeling. March 31 – April 1, 2009, Bethesda, Maryland.
  19. Publicity chair for SOTICS 2011: First International Conference on Social Eco-Informatics. July 17 – 22, 2011, Bournemouth, UK.

Senior Program Committee

  1. IJCAI 2013: The 23rd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, August 3-9, 2013, Beijing, China.
  2. ASONAM 2014: The IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining, August 17-20, 2014, Beijing, China

Program Committee

  1. CIKM 2009, CIKM 2014: The ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management.
  2. MSM 2009: The 1st International Workshop on Mining Social Media – November 9, 2009, Sevilla, Spain.
  3. SBP 2009, 2010: Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling, and Prediction.
  4. MEDES 2010, MEDES 2011, MEDES 2012, MEDES 2013: ACM Conference on Management of Emergent Digital Ecosystems.
  5. ASONAM 2010, ASONAM 2011, ASONAM 2012, ASONAM 2013: The International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining.
  6. ICIQ 2010: The 15th International Conference on Information Quality,November 12-14, 2010, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  7. CPSCom 2010: The 3rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing, October 30-November 1, 2010, Hangzhou, China.
  8. SMUC 2010, 2011: Search and Mining in User generated Content co-located with CIKM.
  9. MEDES 2011: ACM Conference on Management of Emergent Digital Ecosystems, November 21-23, 2011, San Francisco, California.
  10. SocialObjects 2011: International Workshop on Social Object Networks
  11. SDM 2012: SIAM International Conference on Data Mining
  12. SNSM 2012: 3rd International Workshop on Social Networks and Social Web Mining, April 15-18, 2012, South Korea.
  13. HT 2012: 23rd ACM International Conference on Hypertext and Social Media – Complex Interactions in Social Media track, June 25-28, 2012, Milwaukee, WI.
  14. ECML PKDD 2012: The European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML PKDD), September 24 – 28, 2012, Bristol, UK.
  15. BI 2012: 2012 Workshop in Behavior Informatics (BI2012), December 4, 2012, Macau, China.
  16. ICT-EurAsia 2013: International Conference on Information Communication Technology (ICT-EurAsia 2013), March 25 – 29, 2013, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
  17. SNSC 2013: AAAI Fall Symposium 2013 on Social Networks and Social Contagion, November 15-17, 2013, Arlington, Virginia.
  18. WWW 2014 WebSci Track: ACM 23rd International World Wide Web conference, April 7-14, 2014, Seoul, Korea.
  19. WWW 2014 BigScholar Workshop: The First Workshop on Big Scholarly Data held with WWW 2014 conference. April 8, 2014, Seoul, Korea.
  20. Interactive Mining for Big Data Workshop held with ACM CIKM. Nov 3-7, 2014. Shanghai, China.
  21. ACM KDD. August 13 – 17, 2016. San Fransisco, California.
  22. IEEE ANTS. November 6 – 9, 2016, Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, India.
  23. Computational Health Science (CHS-16): Social Media Mining, co-located with IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics 2016 (ICHI 2016), October 4-7, 2016, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  24. ParSocial for the 2017 31st IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS) in Orlando.
  25. eKNOW 2017: The Ninth International Conference on Information, Process, and Knowledge Management, March 19 – 23, 2017 – Nice, France.
  26. HUSO 2017: Third International Conference on Human and Social Analytics, July 23-27, 2017, Nice, France.
  27. SDSC 2018: Southern Data Science Conference, April 13-14, 2018 Atlanta, GA.
  28. WSDM 2018: ACM Web Science and Data Mining Conference, February 5-9, 2018. Los Angeles, USA.
  29. ACIS 2018: 29th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, December 3-5, 2018, Sydney, Australia.

Technical Program Committee

  1. SocialComp 2011: International Conference on Social Computing, Behavior Modeling and Simulation, 2011, Cebu, Philippines. [UALR EIT partner]
  2. ASONAM 2011: The 2011 International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, July 25-27, 2011, Taiwan.
  3. SOTICS 2011: First International Conference on Social Eco-Informatics. July 17 – 22, 2011, Bournemouth, UK.
  4. ISDA 2011: 11th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications. November 22-24, 2011, Spain.
  5. SBP 2011: International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, and Prediction.
  6. SBP 2012: International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, and Prediction.
  7. SBP 2013: International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, and Prediction.
  8. FOSINT 2013: International Symposium on Foundations of Open Source Intelligence and Security Informatics, Niagara Falls, Canada, August 26-27, 2013.
  9. WWW 2013 Demo Track: 22nd International World Wide Web Conference. May 13-17, 2013, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
  10. CSoNet 2014: 3rd Workshop on Computational Social Networks. Dec. 21, 2014, Maui, Hawaii, In conjunction with COCOA ’14
  11. The Ninth International Conference on Information, Process, and Knowledge Management, eKNOW 2017, March 19 – 23, 2017 – Nice, France
  12. International Conference on Mobile, Secure and Programmable Networking (MSPN’2017), June 29-30, 2017, Paris, France.
  13. IEEE ANTS 2017: 11th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems (ANTS) Sponsored by IEEE Communications Society (IEEE ANTS 2017), 17-20 December 2017, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
  14. SOTICS 2017: The Seventh International Conference on Social Media Technologies, Communication, and Informatics, October 8 – 12, 2017, Athens, Greece.
  15. CENTRIC 2017: The Tenth International Conference on Advances in Human-oriented and Personalized Mechanisms, Technologies, and Services, October 8 – 12, 2017, Athens, Greece.

Reviewer

  1. Vilnius University, Lithuania, External Doctoral Dissertation Examiner (2019)
  2. Arizona State University (ASU), External Doctoral Dissertation Examiner (2018, 2016, 2015)
  3. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Punjab, India, External Doctoral Dissertation Examiner (2017)
  4. US National Science Foundation (NSF), panel reviewer (2010, 2012, 2014)
  5. US National Institutes of Health (NIH), external reviewer (2014)
  6. Research Grants Council (RGC), Hong Kong, panel reviewer (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  7. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Canada, panel reviewer (2013, 2014)
  8. US Army Research Office (ARO), external reviewer (2013, 2016, 2020, 2021)
  9. King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), National Science Agency of Saudi Arabia (2014)
  10. Promotion and Tenure Evaluation Committee – External Member, University of Maryland Baltimore County (2016).
  11. Promotion and Tenure Evaluation Committee – External Member, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (2016).
  12. Promotion and Tenure Evaluation Committee – External Member, Florida State University (2017).
  13. University of Sydney, Australia, External Doctoral Dissertation Examiner (2013)
  14. International Journals: AAAI, International Journal on Information Science, International Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing, IJCSA, JCISE, Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science, VLDB Journal, ACM TIST, ACM TKDE, ACM JDIQ, WWW Journal, Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS), IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Education, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Terrorism and Political Violence, AI Communications, Elsevier Telematics and Informatics, Social Networks, Geoforum, Knowledge based Systems, International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection.
  15. International Conferences: SBP, PAKDD, EC-WEB, WAIM, CIKM, APWeb, SDM, WSDM, ICDM, WWW, ICDE, ICDM, KDD, ICWSM, SocInfo, AMCIS, ICIQ, SCHLE 2011, CPSCom 2010, SDM, FOSINT 2012.

Tutorial Speaker

  1. Nitin Agarwal. Tutorial on “Combating COVID-19 Misinformation” for WVAR-CRESH Summer School on AI and Smart Health 2021, West Virginia University, July 22, 2021.
  2. Nitin Agarwal and Samer Al-Khateeb. Tutorial on “Socio-computational Analysis of Mobs: A Social Network and Cyber Forensic Approach” for SBP-BRIMS 2021, Washington D.C., July 6, 2021 (virtual due to COVID-19)
  3. Nitin Agarwal, Muhammad Nihal Hussain, Thomas Marcoux, and Joseph Kready. Tutorial on “YouTube Data Analytics: Revealing Computational Propaganda Techniques and Tactics” for SBP-BRIMS 2020, Washington D.C., October 22, 2020 (virtual due to COVID-19)
  4. Nitin Agarwal and Muhammad Nihal Hussain. Tutorial on “Social Network Analysis” for WVAR-CRESH Summer School on AI and Smart Health 2020, West Virginia University, July 20, 2020.
  5. Nitin Agarwal and Samer Al-khateeb. A Tutorial on  “Social Cyber Forensics” for Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems (CASOS), Carnegie Mellon University, September 11, 2017.
  6. Nitin Agarwal, Samer Al-khateeb, and Muhammad Nihal Hussain. A Tutorial on  “Social Cyber Forensics: Discovering Hidden Connections, Information Flows, and Information Actors in the Modern Information Environment” at the 2017 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling & Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation (SBP-BRiMS), July 5-8, 2017, Lehman Auditorium, George Washington University, Washington DC, USA.
  7. Nitin Agarwal, Samer Al-khateeb, and Muhammad Nihal Hussain. A Tutorial on “Propaganda and Group Characterization” presented under RTG HFM-248 Human Networks Analysis Tutorial at the NATO TIDE Sprint 28 conference – Open Source Information (OSINF) track. October 24-28, 2016, Virginia Beach, USA.
  8. Nitin Agarwal. A Tutorial on “Understanding Sociotechnical Behaviors in Social Media”, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems (ANTS 2015), December 15-18, 2015, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India.
  9. Nitin Agarwal. A Tutorial on “Understanding Social Media: Tools, Applications, and Processes”, International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, and Prediction (SBP11), March 28-31, 2011. College Park, Maryland. [Slides]
  10. Lei Tang, Huan Liu, and Nitin Agarwal. A Tutorial on “Community Detection and Behavior Study for Social Computing”, IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom09), August 29-31, 2009. Vancouver, Canada. [Slides]
  11. Nitin Agarwal and Huan Liu. A Tutorial on “Blogosphere: Research Issues, Applications, and Tools”, 14th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD08), August 24-27, 2008. Las Vegas, NV. [Video] [Slides]

Keynotes/Invited Talks/Presentations

  1. Delivered invited talk on “Networks and Narratives: Deriving Actionable Insights through Social Computing” at the 20th IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, special track on Social Computing, Melbourne, Australia, December 14-17, 2021.
  2. Delivered invited talk on “Networks and Narratives: Developing Research Infrastructure to Strengthen Socio-Cognitive Security ” for U.S. Senator John Boozman, COSMOS Research Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, October 29, 2021.
  3. Delivered invited talk on “Social Cybersecurity” at UALR Do Your Part #BeCyberSmart panel for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) event, a collaboration between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Cyber Security Alliance, Little Rock, Arkansas, October 21, 2021.
  4. Delivered invited talk on “Combating COVID-19 Misinformation” at UAMS Biomedical Informatics Research and Application Seminar, Little Rock, Arkansas, October 7, 2021.
  5. Delivered invited talk on “Combating COVID-19 Misinformation” at Arkansas Research Alliance 2021 Annual Retreat, Little Rock, Arkansas, October 1, 2021.
  6. Delivered keynote on “Mechanics of Misinformation: What? How? and Why?” at the Eleventh International Conference on Social Media Technologies, Communication, and Informatics (SOTICS 2021), Barcelona, Spain, October 03 – 07, 2021.
  7. Delivered panel talk on “Combating COVID-19 Misinformation” at the Eleventh International Conference on Social Media Technologies, Communication, and Informatics (SOTICS 2021), Barcelona, Spain, October 03 – 07, 2021. Panel on Health Mobility and Patient-empowering: Smart Solutions for Smart Cities and Living Environments.
  8. Delivered invited talk on “Social Media and Networks” at the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC)’s Data Analytics that are Robust and Trusted (DART) NSF EPSCoR Track 1 Annual Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, September 13, 2021.
  9. Delivered invited talk on “A Virtual Tour of the COSMOS Center” at the UALR’s College of STEM Colloquium, Little Rock, Arkansas, September 3, 2021.
  10. Delivered panel talk on “AI and Interpretability” for WVAR-CRESH Summer School on AI and Smart Health 2021, West Virginia University, July 22, 2021.
  11. Delivered keynote on “Networks and Narratives: Bots, Trolls, and Mobs” at the Seventh International Conference on Human and Social Analytics (HUSO 2021), July 18-22, 2021. Nice, France.
  12. Delivered keynote on “Networks and Narratives: Bots, Trolls, and Mobs” at the National Federation of Press Women conference. June 12, 2021.
  13. Delivered talk on “Media Matters: Innovations to Improve the Value Derived from Social Media Networks” at the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC)’s Data Analytics that are Robust and Trusted (DART) NSF EPSCoR Track 1 project. March 31, 2021.
  14. Delivered talk on “Mining Data from the Wild: Inferring Actionable Insights” at the Arkansas Research Alliance, Project Scope. January 29, 2021.
  15. Delivered featured faculty talk on “Mining Data from the Wild: Inferring Actionable Insights” for First Orion leadership. December 10, 2020.
  16. Delivered featured faculty talk on “Mining Data from the Wild: Inferring Actionable Insights” for Entergy leadership. November 5, 2020.
  17. Delivered a talk on “Studying COVID-19 Misinfodemic” at the COVID-19 misinformation panel at the 5th International Workshop on Mining Actionable Insights from Social Networks (MAISoN 2020) co-located with the 29th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2020), October 19, 2020. (virtual due to COVID-19)
  18. Delivered keynote on “Deviant Mobs of the Internet – Bots, Trolls, and Misinformation” at the Sixth International Conference on Human and Social Analytics (HUSO 2020), October 18-22, 2020 – Porto, Portugal. (virtual due to COVID-19)
  19. Delivered an invited talk on “Mining Data from the Wild: Inferring Actionable Insights” at UALR Alumni Board meeting, August 26, 2020.
  20. Delivered an invited talk on “Mining Data from the Wild: Inferring Actionable Insights” at UALR Foundation Fund Board meeting, August 19, 2020.
  21. Delivered an invited talk for the 3rd Marines Expeditionary Forces (3-MEF) Information Group (3-MIG) on “Deviant Mobs of the Internet: Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures”, July 16, 2020.
  22. Delivered an invited talk on “Deviant Mobs of the Internet: Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures” at University of New Haven, June 25, 2020.
  23. Delivered an invited talk for Air Force IO Group on “Deviant Mobs of the Internet: Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures”, June 17, 2020.
  24. Delivered an invited talk for Joint Information Operations Warfare Center (JIOWC) on “Deviant Mobs of the Internet: Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures”, May 14, 2020.
  25. Delivered an invited talk at DARPA on “Deviant Mobs of the Internet: Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures”, December 6, 2019.
  26. Delivered an invited talk on “Deviant Mobs of the Internet: Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures” to US Senator John Boozman, November 15, 2019.
  27. Delivered keynote on “Deviant Mobs of the Internet: Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures” at the conference on Understanding and Countering Online Falsehoods and Influence Operations, Singapore, November 4-5, 2019.
  28. Delivered an invited talk on “Mining Data from the Wild: Inferring Actionable Insights” at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, November 13, 2019.
  29. Delivered an invited talk on “Deviant Mobs of the Internet: Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures” at the University of New Haven, Alvine Lecture Series, October 30, 2019. Video of the talk.
  30. Delivered an invited talk on “Technical Academic Solutions for Policy Makers regarding Information-Related Hybrid Threats” at the NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Conference, North Macedonia, October 6-12, 2019.
  31. Delivered an invited talk on “Social Cyber Forensics” at the panel on Social Cyber Security at the National Academies of Sciences launch event for the Social and Behavioral Science (SBS) Decadal Survey, September 30, 2019, Washington D.C.
  32. Delivered an invited talk on “Collaboratorium for Social Media and Online Behavioral Sciences (COSMOS)” to a multination delegation from Europe under the International Visitor Leadership Program hosted by the U.S. Department of State, September 23, 2019.
  33. Delivered keynote on “Modeling Deviant Cyber Behaviors: Bots, Trolls, and Information Operations” at the International Conference on Modelling and Simulation of Social-Behavioural Phenomena in Creative Societies (MSBC–2019), September 18–20, 2019, Vilnius, Lithuania.
  34. Delivered an invited talk on “Socio-computational Methodologies to Analyze Cross-platform Cyber Propaganda Campaigns” at the Office of Naval Research meeting, Washington D.C., August 19, 2019.
  35. Delivered an invited talk on “Social Cyber Forensics” at the SBP-BRiMS 2019 conference, Washington D.C., July 12, 2019.
  36. Delivered a lecture on “Social Media Analysis and Social Network Analysis” at the NATO StratCom COE, Riga, Latvia, March 27, 2019.
  37. Delivered talk on “Deviant Mobs of the Internet: Bots, Trolls, and Misinformation” at the UALR Downtown Invited Lecture Series, Little Rock, March 13, 2019. Video of the talk.
  38. Delivered talk on “NATO Integrates New Media and So Do Adversaries” at the National Defense University, Ft. McNair, Washington D.C., February 28, 2019.
  39. Delivered talk on “Monitoring Deviant Mobs of the Internet: Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures” to the U.S. Department of State/Global Engagement Center delegation as part of the GO2Tech technology demonstration series to fight foreign propaganda, November 28, 2018.
  40. Delivered invited talk on “Deviant Mobs of the Internet: Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures” at Arizona State University, November 14, 2018, Tempe, Arizona.
  41. Delivered a talk on “Deviant Mobs of the Internet” for a delegation from Senator John Boozman and Senator Tom Cotton’s office at University of Arkansas – Little Rock, November 1, 2018, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  42. Invited to participate at the US Department of State’s Global Engagement Center’s Tech Demo Series Workshop to fight foreign propaganda, July 24, 2018, United Nations Headquarters, New York City.
  43. Invited to participate at the US Department of State’s Global Engagement Center’s Tech Demo Program to fight foreign propaganda – Kickoff, May 2, 2018, Washington D.C.
  44. Delivered invited talk on “Analyzing Strategic Integration of Social Media in Disseminating Disinformation” during the US Office of Naval Research (ONR) Code 34 program review meeting at SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic, May 15-17, 2018, Charleston, South Carolina.
  45. Delivered invited talk during DoD MURI program review meeting at ONR Headquarters, April 6, 2018, Washington D.C.
  46. Delivered a talk to a delegation from Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) visiting UALR-EIT on February 28, 2018.
  47. Delivered invited talk for NATO Strategic Communication Center of Excellence (StratCom COE) on “Blogs, Fake News, and Information Activities” at the launch event of the research product entitled “Digital Hydra: Security Implications of False Information Online”. November 8, 2017, Riga, Latvia.
  48. Delivered a talk to a delegation from Arkansas Academy of Computing (AAoC) visiting UALR-EIT on October 28, 2017.
  49. Delivered invited talk for the SMA CENTCOM Fake News Series on the topic, “The characterization and spread of disinformation and fake news in social media, particularly blogs and Twitter”. Friday, 20 October 2017, 1330 ET. Speakers: Dr. Kathleen Carley (Carnegie Mellon University), Dr. Nitin Agarwal (University of Arkansas Little Rock), Dr. Kenneth Joseph (Northeastern University).
  50. Delivered keynote on “Fake News, Social Media, and Bots: Motivations from profit driven Macedonian teenagers to systematic disinformation campaigns” at SOTICS 2017, The Seventh International Conference on Social Media Technologies, Communication, and Informatics, October 8 – 12, 2017 – Athens, Greece.
  51. Served as panelist and moderator for a panel entitled “Dealing with Citizen-centric Social News: A Behavioral View” at SOTICS 2017, The Seventh International Conference on Social Media Technologies, Communication, and Informatics, October 8 – 12, 2017 – Athens, Greece.
  52. Delivered invited talk on “Blogs, Fake News, and Influence Operations” at Networks, Security, and Social Computing Working Group at the South Big Data Hub, RENCI, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, September 11, 2017.
  53. Delivered invited talk on Social Computing Research at the UA Little Rock New Faculty and Staff Convocation ceremony, August 15, 2017, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  54. Delivered invited talk on “Analyzing Integrated Social Media-Facilitated Propaganda Campaigns using Social Network Analysis and Cyber Forensics” during ONR Code 34 program review meeting at SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic, June 13-14, 2017, Charleston, South Carolina.
  55. Participated in the NSF National Workshop on Redefining Cyber Forensics, May 23-24, 2017, Hartford, Connecticut. [Video]
  56. Participated in the NSF South Big Data Innovation Hub and National Consortium for Data Science, Translational Data Analytics for Environmental Health: Sensors, Algorithms, and Patients, May 15-16, 2017, RENCI, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  57. Delivered a talk on “Botnets and Propaganda Dissemination” at the NATO PSYOP/INFO-OP Joint Working Group and Conference, San Antonio, April 26, 2017.
  58. Delivered a talk on “Interdisciplinary Research: Challenges and Opportunities” at the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) Colloquium at University of Arkansas at Little Rock on March 30, 2017.
  59. Delivered invited lectures for the NATO Social Media Analysis Course, March 21-24, 2017, Riga, Latvia.
  60. Panelist at the seminar on Trends in Social Media and their Further Development, organized by NATO Strategic Communications (STRATCOM) Center of Excellence (COE) on March 20, 2017. Panel title is Big Data. Discussion includes model-led analytics vs analytics-led models, from quantitative analysis to decision making, and digital forensics: investigations in the cyber domain.
  61. Panelist for Anti-Social Computing: Bots, Lies, and New Information Environment, organized by Big Data South Hub at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, March 9, 2017. Participate in the panel by clicking here. The video of the panel is publicly available on South Big Data Hub’s YouTube channel. Check the blog post describing the panel discussion at South Big Data Hub blogsite. [UALR News]
  62. Lectures for the “Digital and Social Media Assessment Course” delivered at Ft. McNair (Building 56), US Cyber Command, Inter American Defense College, August 1-5, 2016, Washington D.C.
  63. “Understanding Influence Operations through Blogs and Twitter: Case of Daesh and Novorossiya” delivered at the Expert Seminar on New Trends in Social Media, NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence (STRATCOM COE), April 18-19, 2016, Riga, Latvia.
  64. “Understanding Influence Operations of Daesh and Novorossiya through Blogs and Twitter” presented at the NATO TIDE Sprint 27 conference, April 11-15, 2016, Krakow, Poland.
  65. “Understanding Influence Operations of Daesh and Novorossiya through Blogs and Twitter” presented at the Dark Web Workshop, March 22-24, 2016, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey Bay, California.
  66. “Understanding Sociotechnical Behaviors in Social Media – The Good, Bad, and Ugly” delivered at the Fifth International Conference on Social Media Technologies, Communication, and Informatics (SOTICS 2015), November 15 – 20, 2015 – Barcelona, Spain.
  67. “Understanding Sociotechnical Behaviors in Social Media – The Good, Bad, and Ugly” delivered at Georgia Tech University for the Computational Health Sciences co-located with the 6th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics on September 9, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia.
  68. “Understanding Sociotechnical Behaviors in Social Media – The Good, Bad, and Ugly” delivered at the UALR EIT Integrated Computing Doctoral Colloquium on September 18, 2015, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  69. “Sociotechnical Behavior Mining” delivered at the UALR EIT Leadership Council meeting on April 29, 2015, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  70. “Sociotechnical Behavior Mining: Challenges, Opportunities, and Beyond” delivered at the Naval Postgraduate School on April 23, 2015, Monterey Bay, California.
  71. “Sociotechnical Behavior Mining: Challenges, Opportunities, and Beyond” delivered at the Florida State University on February 19, 2015, Tallahassee, Florida.
  72. “Sociotechnical Behavior Mining: Challenges, Opportunities, and Beyond” delivered at the Artificial Intelligence (AI) cluster of INFORMS Annual Meeting on November 9, 2014, San Francisco, California.
  73. “Interconnected Online Collective Action” delivered at the Human Computation Roadmap Summit at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. June 18-20, 2014, Washington DC.
  74. “Interconnected Online Collective Action” delivered at the Center for Advanced Studies of Language (CASL) at the University of Maryland on June 26, 2014, College Park, Maryland
  75. “Towards Collective Learning Paradigm via Integrated Social Media: Transforming Distractions into Meaningful Interactions.” delivered at the panel on “Where has all the noise gone? Self Motivation in Peer Support Through Social Media” at the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) 25th EdMedia 2013 – World Conference on Educational Media and Technology. June 24-28, 2013, Victoria BC, Canada.
  76. “Social Computing and Its Applications” presented at the Summer Workshop at Hiram College, June 15, 2013. Cleveland, Ohio.
  77. “Collective Action and Interorganizational Cooperative Networks: Novel Socio-computational Methodologies, Challenges, and Opportunities.” presented at the Qatar Foundation’s Qatar Computing Research Institute, March 17, 2013. Doha, Qatar. UALR News
  78. “Female Muslims and Collective Action via Social Media” presented at the Raindrop Turkish House as a part of the monthly invited lecture series on “Culture and Communication”, October 18, 2012. Little Rock, Arkansas.
  79. “Future Forward Research: Social Computing & Behavioral Modeling” presented at the Engineering Systems/Integrated Computing (ENSS/IGCP) joint colloquium series, August 31, 2012. Little Rock, Arkansas.
  80. “Future Forward Research: Social Computational Systems” presented at the Center of innovation and Commercialization, 3rd Advisory Council Meeting, July 17, 2012. UALR, Little Rock.
  81. “Understanding Social Media: Tools, Applications, and Processes” delivered at the International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, and Prediction (SBP11), March 28-31, 2011. College Park, Maryland. [Slides]
  82. “Understanding Social Media and User Behavior” delivered at Acxiom TResNet Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas. November 8, 2011.
  83. Information Quality in Social Media: Challenges and Opportunities. International Association for Information and Data Quality (IAIDQ) – Student Chapter, Little Rock, Arkansas. September 17, 2010.
  84. Behavior Patterns in Social Media and Applications. Yahoo! Research, India. December 21, 2009.
  85. Social Computing: Studying Behavior on Social Media. CSAM-EIT Colloquium Series, University of Arkansas at Little Rock. August 28, 2009.
  86. Preparing for Academic Careers. Ph.D. Seminar, Arizona State University. May 15, 2009.
  87. Social Computing in Blogosphere and Research Challenges. University of Arkansas at Little Rock. March 13, 2009.
  88. Social Computing in Blogosphere and Research Challenges. Wright State University. February 12, 2009.
  89. Social Computing and its Challenges in Blogosphere. Ph.D. Seminar, Arizona State University. Jan 30, 2009.

Awards and Recognitions

  1. Best Paper Award for our paper on Studying the Dynamics of COVID-19 Misinformation Themes using Topic Streams. In proceedings of The Seventh International Conference on Human and Social Analytics (HUSO 2021), July 18-22, 2021. Nice, France.
  2. Recipient of 2021 UALR Faculty Excellence Award for Research and Creative Endeavors.
  3. Recipient of 2021 Donaghey College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (DCSTEM) Faculty Excellence Award for Research and Creative Endeavors.
  4. Best Paper Award for our paper on YouTube Video Categorization Using Moviebarcode. In proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Human and Social Analytics (HUSO 2020), October 18-22, 2020, Porto, Portugal.
  5. UALR Student Advocate Award 2019-2020. Little Rock, Arkansas.
  6. Nominated to Arkansas Research Alliance as a fellow, December 13, 2018, Little Rock, Arkansas. Arkansas Democrat Gazette | KARK | NWA – Fox 24
  7. Nominated to Arkansas Academy of Computing as a fellow, November 6, 2018, Fayetteville, Arkansas.
  8. Best Paper Award for our paper on Understanding Digital Ethnography: Socio-computational Analysis of Trending YouTube Videos. In Proceedings of the eighth International Conference on Social Media Technologies, Communication, and Informatics (SOTICS 2018), October 14 – 18, 2018, Nice, France.
  9. Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Social Media Technologies, Communication, and Informatics (SOTICS 2017) for our paper on Assessing Situation Awareness through Blogosphere: A Case Study on Venezuelan Socio-Political Crisis and the Migrant Influx, October 8 – 12, 2017, Athens, Greece.
  10. Nominated as Winter 2016/Spring 2017 IARIA Fellow. IARIA is the International Academy, Research and Industry Association (IARIA). Every semester IARIA recognizes roughly 10 scientists world-wide for their, outstanding scientific research results endorsed by international peers, exceptional scientific contribution to the IARIA events, and continuous leadership roles in IARIA conferences.
  11. Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Social Media Technologies, Communication, and Informatics (SOTICS 2016) for our paper on Understanding User-Based Modifications to Information Quality in Response to Privacy and Trust Related Concerns in Online Social Networks, August 21 – 25, 2016 – Rome, Italy.
  12. Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Social Media Technologies, Communication, and Informatics (SOTICS 2015) for our paper on Helping Hands of Autism Blogger Community in Social Media Platforms, November 15 – 20, 2015, Barcelona, Spain.
  13. Recipient of Jerry L. Maulden-Entergy Chair Professorship of Information Science at UALR.
  14. Recipient of 2015 UALR Faculty Excellence Award for Research and Creative Endeavors.
  15. Recipient of 2015 Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology Faculty Excellence Award for Research and Creative Endeavors.
  16. Recipient of the Social Media 2015 Educator of the Year Award by the 21st International Education and Technology Conference, Cyberport, Hong Kong SAR, China, 10-12 April 2015. The Educator of the Year award is to recognize the Springer author/educators who have made/are making a difference in the ICT Education/Research.
  17. Best Publication of 2012 Award at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) in Milan, Italy (December 17, 2013) for our article “Raising and Rising Voices in Social Media: A Novel Methodological Approach in Studying Cyber-Collective Movements” which appeared in Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE), 2012, 3, pp. 113-126. The article was nominated by BISE editors and chosen from many other nominations from all information systems journals worldwide by the Senior Scholars Consortium, International Conference on Information Systems.
  18. IEEE Computer Society Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding service as Tutorials Co-Chair for the ACM/IEEE Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2013) committee.
  19. Recognized as one of The New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s by Arkansas Business for being among creative and talented individuals who have found not only early success in their profession but also show future potential to step up as a leader in Arkansas business or politics to highlight their accomplishments within their businesses, organizations or community. UALR Article.
  20. Featured in Arkansas Business’ special issue on Arkansas Research & Innovation. Cutting Edge Research Strives for Important Breakthroughs. Vol. 29, No. 28, pp. 14. July 9, 2012.
  21. Best Paper Award for Context Based Privacy Model. In the 2nd International Symposium on Privacy and Security Applications (PSA-10) held in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk, and Trust (PASSAT 2010). pp.1050-1055. August 20-22, 2010, Minneapolis, MN. Research featured in: NSF Science360, US News, UALR News, PhysOrg, Dr Dobbs Journal
  22. Recognized as an Outstanding Ph.D. student finalist by the School of Computing and Informatics at Arizona State.
  23. Received SIAM Data Mining Doctoral Forum Award in 2009.
  24. Received GPSA Conference Travel Awards and DGS Conference Travel Awards.

Professional Organizations & Memberships

  1. Fellow, International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA)
  2. Association for Information Systems (AIS)
  3. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  4. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  5. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  6. International Network of Social Network Analysis (INSNA)
  7. Association for Talent Development (ATD)

University Organizations, Committees, & Services

  1. Faculty advisor for UALR Quiz Bowl, an academic competition team for the students of UALR.
  2. eLAG committee at University of Arkansas at Little Rock (Fall 2009 – Fall 2010)
  3. EIT College Graduate Curriculum Committee – IFSC Representative (Fall 2011-Spring 2020), Chair (Fall 2013-Spring 2014)
  4. IFSC Promotion and Tenure Committee (Fall 2010 – Spring 2011)
  5. University Diversity Council (Fall 2011-Spring 2013)
  6. Member, Arkansas Web Developers (Spring 2012 onwards)
  7. Faculty Marshal for the College of EIT during Spring 2014 Commencement Ceremony
  8. UALR Curriculum Innovation Committee (Fall 2016 – current) appointed by Provost
  9. UALR Vice Provost for Research Recruitment Committee (2019) appointed by Provost/Vice Chancellor.