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 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

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

2016 Summer Institute is scheduled for
June 13th-18th

Registration is open! Join us for our yearly Summer Institute where participants learn about current trends, practices, and tools available for social networks analysis, link analysis, simulation, and multi-agent modeling. Basic social network and dynamic network representations, statistics, analysis and visualization techniques are covered. Techniques for designing, analyzing, and validating computational models with and without network components are presented. There is also an emphasis on appropriate and inappropriate ways to critique computational models and network analyses. The strengths and weaknesses of computational and network approaches to examining complex socio-technical issues are discussed. Multiple computational platforms are explored and hands-on experience are provided. An examination of social network methods, complexity theory and procedures for integrating network-based metrics and statistics into computational models completes the program. We will have an opportunity the day before on the 12th for registrants to come and get assistance to load their data and programs on their machines.

Recent News

  • April 2016 - CASOS Director Kathleen M. Carley presented Dynamic Network Analysis of Social Media Data, at the New Trends in Social Media, NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence Stratcom, Riga Latvia.
  • April 2016 - CASOS Director Kathleen M. Carley presented Social Media Network Analytics at the NATO ACT-Sprint conference in Krackow, Poland.
  • April 2016 - Mr. William Frankenstein and LTC Michael Lanham will receive their PhD's at the Carnegie Mellon graduation ceremony this year. Read More...