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

  • August 2019 - Listen to the interview with our Director Kathleen M. Carley on 90.5 WESA's "The Confluence" about the new IDeaS Center for Informed Democracy and Social Cybersecurity, https://www.wesa.fm/post/how-science-can-fight-social-media-war#stream/0.
  • August 2019 - CASOS Graduate students were top winners in the Army Flying Hour Challenge hosted by Army G-8 PA&E. CPT Iain Cruikshank and his team won first place for Best Predictive Model and LTC David Beskow and his team won for Best Visualization.
  • July 2019 - Our director Kathleen M. Carley will lead Carnegie Mellon's new Center for Informed Democracy and Social Cybersecurity funded by the Knight Foundation, more info here.
  • July 2019 - CASOS graduate student David Beskow and director Kathleen M. Carley have a new article, "Army Must Regain Initiative in Social Cyberwar". Read the article here.
  • July 2019 - CASOS Graduate student Iain Cruikshank won the best working paper award at the 2019 SBP-BRiMS Conference. Paper is entitled, "Detecting Malware Communities Using Socio-cultural Cognitive Mapping".
  • July 2019 - See the new Cylab feature on the work done at CMU CASOS for the 2018 NATO Trident Juncture Excercise, more info here.
  • June 2019 - CASOS Summer Institute is underway at CMU Campus June 10-16, 2019.
  • May 2019 - CASOS director Kathleen M. Carley lends her insight about bots and fake accounts in the Yahoo News article "Fake Facebook accounts: a never-ending battle against bots".
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