Jevin D. West
Jevin West

Jevin West
I am an Assistant Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington. I co-direct the DataLab. I study the Science of Science. My laboratory consists of millions of scholarly papers and the billions of links that connect these papers. I develop knowledge discovery tools to both study and facilitate science. In particular, I am interested in the origin of scholarly disciplines and how sociological and economic factors drive and slow the evolution of science.
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  • Congratulations to Lanu Kim who defended her dissertation on "The Impact of Technology on Work Practices" where she looked at the effects of academic search engines on what scientists read and subsequently cite. She will be starting a postdoc at Stanford University this fall working with Daniel McFarland.
  • I am always looking for students and postdocs to join the lab. Please feel free to email me and we can discuss open positions.
  • The State of OA: A large-scale analysis of the prevalence and impact of Open Access articles (2018) PeerJ. 6:e4375
  • PhyloParser: A Hybrid Algorithm for Extracting Phylogenies from Dendrogram (2017) ICDAR. 1087-1094
  • Toward the Operationalization of Visual Metaphor (2017) JASIST. 68(10)
  • STEM-ming the Tide: Predicting STEM attrition using student transcript data. (2017) SIGKDD Workshop