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

  • January 2021 - Congrats to CASOS Center Alumni Iain Cruickshank Ph.D., who received the Eugene P. Visco prize from the Military Operations Research Society (MORS) Emerging Techniques Forum. This award is for excellence in research quality, contribution, and caliber for his presentation on “Multi- View Clustering of Social-Based Data.” This work was part of his PhD dissertation. This award recognizes early career and Junior Analysts for conducting impactful technically rigorous, and multidisciplinary research.
  • December 2021 - CASOS Director Kathleen M. Carley and alumni Iain Cruickshank collaborate with author and former vistor Gian Maria Campedelli on the publication, "Multi-modal Networks Reveal Patterns of Operational Similarity of Terrorist Organizations". Find the published publication here.
  • November 2021 - Director Kathleen M. Carley moderates the panel "Technology: Challenges and Possibilities" at the 2021 Grefenstette Symposium at Duquesne University November 4th.
  • October 2021 - Director Kathleen M. Carley presented as part of the Disinformation Panel during the 2021 INFORMS Annual Meeting.
  • October 2021 - Director Kathleen M. Carley gave a lecture entitled "Network Analysis for Patient Health" at the 2021 International Nursing Conference held by the Nursing Science Research Institute virtually from Singapore.
  • October 2021 - IDeaS Center and Hewlett are hosting a Cyber Initiative Seminar Achieving Democratic Unity and Cyber Scalability in a Contested Information Environment on Wednesday October 20th. More information here.
  • October 2021 - Members of the Knight Research Network, CMU IDeaS Center; NYU CsMaPP; IU OSoMe; and UNC CITAP, are making plans to host a tool demonstration day for other members of the network and invited guests on October 13th.
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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