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Drs. Arthur Cosby & Somya Mohanty
Dr. Arthur G. Cosby serves as Director and Research Fellow at Mississippi State University's Social Science Research Center (SSRC). He has held prior faculty positions at Louisiana State University and Texas A & M University. Dr. Cosby's research applies social science knowledge to real-world problems. Dr. Cosby has a long-term interest in research innovations for social science research. He is currently focusing on the emergence of new sources of data that provide special challenges for social science research and application. For example, along with his colleagues at the SSRCr, he is participating in the development of Social Media and Tracking Analysis System (SMTAS) as a generalized platform for research development and application.

Dr. Somya Mohanty received his Master's degree in Computer Science from Florida State University and his doctorate from the department of Computer Science and Engineering at Mississippi State University. Dr. Mohanty is currently working as a Data Scientist/Systems Architect on the SMTAS project. He designs system architectures capable of handling large data influx and develops algorithms to gain insights from the data in real-time. The work involved in SMTAS also includes researching current advances in social media and data mining technologies.
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