Nitin Agarwal

Associate Professor

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 553


Research Interests

My research interests include the following topics that are partly funded by the US Office of Naval Research and the US National Science Foundation’s ‘Human Centered Computing’ and ‘Social Computational Systems’ programs.

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

- Data mining and machine learning;

- Semantic web mining; and

- Privacy

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.


Fall 2013: IFSC 1310 Internet Technologies | IFSC 3360 Systems Analysis and Design

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

Call for Papers

  1. -Call For Papers - IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2014), August 12-16, 2014, Beijing, China.

  2. -Call For Papers - WWW 2014 BigScholar Workshop: The First Workshop on Big Scholarly Data held with WWW 2014 conference. April 8, 2014, Seoul, Korea.


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. This article is a direct product from our National Science Foundation research grant, "Collaborative Research: Cyber-collective Movements: Novel Socio-computational Approaches in Studying the Blogosphere." We dedicate this award to the many Saudi women who keep on fighting for their rights. We dedicate this award to women all over the world who struggle for their rights.

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]

National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored our research on “Cyber-collective Movements: Novel Socio-computational Approaches in Studying the Blogosphere”. The research is funded in part by the National Science Foundation’s Social-Computational Systems (SoCS) Program and Human Centered Computing Program. Research mentioned in news by: UALR News, Newswise

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 mentioned in news by: NSF Science360, US News, UALR News, PhysOrg, Dr Dobbs Journal