Carnegie Mellon University

Hamerschlag Hall

June 08, 2021

Yağan’s Work Included in the Army Research Office Year in Review

Osman Yağan is among a group of researchers included in the Army Research Office (ARO) Year in Review. The group’s paper "Network Propagation Model Predicts Both Information and Viral Spread” is one of the success stories outlined in the annual document.

This ARO initiative led to the creation of an information propagation model based on multiple strains of transmission that better predicts how information (and misinformation) campaigns evolve over time through intentional content modification as information mutates during transmission in complex networks of networks. This novel computational social science model focused on information propagation with mutations is now being used to understand COVID-19 viral mutation spreads.