The 2022 CASOS Summer Institute will be held as a hybrid event June 13-19th! Find out more information here.

Welcome to Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems (CASOS)!


Addressing complex real world issues through a combined social-science & computer-science approach, using advanced techniques from network science, text-mining, and agent-based modeling.

  • Leader in network science, network analysis and network visualization.
  • Leader in network dynamics and linking social networks to other data - geo-spatial, knowledge, tasks etc.
  • Leading analytic tools for network analysis - ORA-LITE, AutoMap, Construct
  • University wide center with faculty and students in multiple departments
  • Multi-disciplinary research - working with Academia, Industry, Government
  • Applications related to Law Enforcement, Counter-terrorism, Health, Nuclear Deterrence, Cyber-Security, Social Change, Organizational Design, Insider Threat, Population Dynamics, Social Media.

Director: Prof. Kathleen M. Carley
kathleen.carley@cs.cmu.edu :: homepage

Recent News

  • May 2022 - CASOS Graduate student Luke Osterritter joined the National Cryptologic Foundation to discuss dismantling disinformation. Watch the video here.
  • March 2022 - Congratulations to CASOS Graduate Student Janice Blane who was selected for the prestigious General Omar N. Bradley Research Fellowship in Mathematics for 2022. More information about the fellowship can be found here.
  • March 2022 - Director Kathleen M. Carley was interviewed by the Guardian regarding bot activity, COVID disinformation and the pivot towards Ukraine on social media. Read the full article here.
  • March 2022 - Save the Date! Our annual CASOS Summer Institute will be June 13th - 19th. We will have a hybrid event this year. Find more information here.
  • March 2022 - CASOS Graduate Student Major Geoffrey B. Dobson distinguished himself as Cyber Human Factors Lead for the Collaborative Interfaces and Teaming Branch, Warfighter Interactions and Readiness Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio in 2021. Read more here.
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ORA-LITE

Analyze statistics, social network analysis (SNA), dynamic network analysis (DNA), link analysis software.

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The Professional version of ORA which is available from Netanomics (www.netanomics.com). ORA is a network science tool used for network science and visualization

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CASOS used network science tools such as ORA, Automap, and Construct. These tools are used for network science and visualization