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Editor

  1. Guest Editor for The Journal of Systems and Software special issue on Social Cyber Systems to appear in 2013 with Aoying Zhou and Guandong Xu (co-editors). Published by Elsevier.

  2. Guest editor for The Computer Journal. Editing a special issue on Social Computing and its Applications to appear in 2013 with Aoying Zhou and Guandong Xu (co-editors). Published by the Oxford Journals.

  3. 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).

  4. Guest editor for Lecture Notes in Social Networks series by Springer. Editing a book on Online Collective Action: Dynamics of the Crowd in Social Media to appear in 2012 with Rolf T. Wigand and Merlyna Lim (co-editors)

  5. 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).

  6. 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).

  7. Editor-in-chief for Social computing and Behavioral Modeling (SocialComp) 2011.

  8. Associate editor for the International Journal of Sensor Networks and Data Communications (IJSNDC).

  9. Associate editor for the International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies (IJICST).

  10. Editor for the Springer Journal on Social Network Analysis and Mining (SNAM).


Organizing Chair

  1. SNBD14: International Workshop 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

  2. 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.

  3. BWA13: International AAAI Fall Symposium on Behavioral Web Analytics (BWA13) held at AAAI Fall 2013 Symposium series, Arlington, Virginia, November 15-17, 2013.

  4. 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.

  5. 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. Tutorial Co-Chair for ASONAM 2013: IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, August 25-28, 2013, Niagara Falls.

  2. Program Co-Chair for SBP 2014: International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, and Prediction.

  3. Program Co-Chair for SCA 2011, SCA 2012: International Conference on Social Computing and Applications.

  4. Proceedings chair for SDM12: The Twelfth SIAM International Conference on Data Mining. April 26-28, California

  5. Proceedings chair for SDM11: SIAM International Conference on Data Mining. April 28 - April 30, 2011, Phoenix, Arizona.

  6. Proceedings chair for SBP09: Social Computing and Behavioral Modeling. March 31 - April 1, 2009, Phoenix, Arizona.

  7. Proceedings chair for SBP08: Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling, and Prediction. April 1-2, 2008, Phoenix, Arizona. News Coverage [1] | [2]

  8. Publicity chair for SDM12: The Twelfth SIAM International Conference on Data Mining. April 26-28, California

  9. Publicity chair for SBP10: Social Computing and Behavioral Modeling. March 31 - April 1, 2009, Bethesda, Maryland.

  10. Publicity chair for SOTICS 2011: First International Conference on Social Eco-Informatics. July 17 - 22, 2011, Bournemouth, UK.

  11. 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.


Senior Program Committee

  1. IJCAI 2013: The 23rd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, August 3-9, 2013, Beijing, China.


Program Committee

  1. CIKM 2009: The 18th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, November 2-6, 2009,  Hong Kong.

  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.

Technical Program Committee

  1. FOSINT 2013: International Symposium on Foundations of Open Source Intelligence and Security Informatics, Niagara Falls, Canada, August 26-27, 2013.

  2. SBP 2011, SBP 2012, SBP 2013: International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, and Prediction.

  3. SocialComp 2011: International Conference on Social Computing, Behavior Modeling and Simulation, 2011, Cebu, Philippines. [UALR EIT partner]

  4. ASONAM 2011: The 2011 International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, July 25-27, 2011, Taiwan.

  5. SOTICS 2011: First International Conference on Social Eco-Informatics. July 17 - 22, 2011, Bournemouth, UK.

  6. ISDA 2011: 11th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications. November 22-24, 2011, Spain.

  7. WWW 2013 Demo Track: 22nd International World Wide Web Conference. May 13-17, 2013, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.


Reviewer

  1. US National Science Foundation (NSF), panel reviewer (2010, 2012)

  2. Research Grants Council (RGC), Hong Kong, panel reviewer (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

  3. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Canada, panel reviewer (2013)

  4. US Army Research Office (ARO), external reviewer (2013)

  5. University of Sydney, Australia, External Doctoral Dissertation Examiner (2013)

  6. 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.

  7. 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. 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]

  2. 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]

  3. 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]

Invited Talks

  1. “Social Computing and Its Applications” presented at the Summer Workshop at Hiram College, June 15, 2013. Cleveland, Ohio.

  2. “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

  3. “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.

  4. “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.

  5. “Future Forward Research: Social Computational Systems” presented at the Center of innovation and Commercialization, 3rd Advisory Council Meeting, July 17, 2012. UALR, Little Rock.

  6. “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]

  7. “Understanding Social Media and User Behavior” delivered at Acxiom TResNet Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas. November 8, 2011.

  8. Information Quality in Social Media: Challenges and Opportunities. International Association for Information and Data Quality (IAIDQ) - Student Chapter, Little Rock, Arkansas. September 17, 2010.

  9. Behavior Patterns in Social Media and Applications. Yahoo! Research, India. December 21, 2009.

  10. Social Computing: Studying Behavior on Social Media. CSAM-EIT Colloquium Series, University of Arkansas at Little Rock. August 28, 2009.

  11. Preparing for Academic Careers. Ph.D. Seminar, Arizona State University. May 15, 2009.

  12. Social Computing in Blogosphere and Research Challenges. University of Arkansas at Little Rock. March 13, 2009.

  13. Social Computing in Blogosphere and Research Challenges. Wright State University. February 12, 2009.

  14. Social Computing and its Challenges in Blogosphere. Ph.D. Seminar, Arizona State University. Jan 30, 2009.

Awards and Recognitions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. Recognized as an Outstanding Ph.D. student finalist by the School of Computing and Informatics at Arizona State.

  7. Received SIAM Data Mining Doctoral Forum Award in 2009.

  8. Received GPSA Conference Travel Awards and DGS Conference Travel Awards.


Organizations & Committees

  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 (Fall 2011 onwards)

  4. IFSC Promotion and Tenure Committee (Fall 2010 - Spring 2011)

  5. University Diversity Council (Fall 2011 onwards)

  6. Member, Arkansas Web Developers (Spring 2012 onwards)