The 2021 CASOS Summer Institute will be held virtually in June 2021! Find out more information and find out how to register 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

  • April 2021 - CASOS Director Kathleen M. Carley joins the podcast Cybercrimeology to talk about social cybersecurity and BEND. Hear the full interview here.
  • March 2021 - Sienna Watkins shows her artistic side in the ISR Random video. Watch the full video here.
  • February 2021 - The Center for Informed Democracy and Social-cybersecurity (IDeaS) is having their second annual conference on July 12th & 13th. Find more information here.
  • January 2021 - Paper "An egocentric analysis of adolescent-adult support networks, attitudes towards violence and retaliation, and violence exposure" receives a runner-up for best poster at The 3rd North American Social Networks Conference (NASN), see presentation here.
  • January 2021 - CASOS Director Kathleen M. Carley is interviewed by Yahoo Finance about the spread of disinformation online. Read full article here.
  • January 2021 - CASOS research is highlighted in the E&E article "Shadowy Twitter bots spread climate disinformation". Read full article here.
  • January 2021 - CASOS Faculty Kathleen M. Carley and L. Richard Carley were selected as one of the 15 university-based Minerva Research Initiative faculty teams to support research in the social and behavioral sciences.¬†See the announcement and other awardees here.
  • January 2021 - CASOS Director Kathleen M. Carley is interviewed by the Business Insider about the future of the Parlor Platform. Read full article¬†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