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Jevin West

CV Assistant Professor
jevinw@uw.edu
Mary Gates Hall 310E
Phone: 206-543-2646

Specialization

  • Data Science
  • Network Science
  • Scholarly Communication

Courses

Biography

Jevin West builds models, algorithms and interactive visualizations for understanding the flow of information in large knowledge networks. Two particular areas of interest are scholarly communication and intellectual property. Jevin co-founded Eigenfactor.org (www.eigenfactor.org) -- a free website and research platform for mapping science and identifying influential papers, journals and scholars. He is also a member of DataLab, the nexus for research on Data Science and Analytics at the UW iSchool.

Education

  • Ph D, Biology, University of Washington, 2010
  • MS, Biology, Utah State University, 2004
  • BS, Biology, Utah State University, 2000

Memberships

  • Association for Information Science and Technology

Publications and Contributions

Presentations

  • TBA (2018)
    University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA
  • An information theoretic approach for hierarchically clustering large acyclic graphs (2017)
    American Mathematical Society - Pullman, WA
  • Are Trolls Good (At Choosing Valuable Patents)? (2017)
    PAE Reform Symposium, Stanford Law School - Palo Alto, CA
  • BS in Science (2017)
    Northwest Science Writers Associations - Seattle, WA
  • Calling BS in the Age of Big Data (2017)
    Washington Library Association Conference - Tacoma, WA
  • Calling BS in the Age of Big Data (2017)
    SCIX2017 - Reno, Nevada
  • Calling BS in the Age of Big Data (2017)
    AUREO Conference - Seattle, WA
  • Calling BS in the Age of Big Data (2017)
    Seattle, WA
  • Calling BS Workshop (2017)
    Lakeside High School - Seattle, WA
  • Calling Bullshit in a Data-Driven World (2017)
    UPCEA Conference - Seattle, WA
  • Calling Bullshit in the Age of Big Data (2017)
    UW Foundation Board - Seattle, WA
  • Data Literacy (2017)
    Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University - Phoenix, AZ
  • From measuring science to facilitating science (2017)
    European KnoweScape Conference - Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Identifying Fake News (2017)
    Beyond the Bench 24: Uniting for a Better Future - San Diego, CA
  • Making a case for open research: Implications for reproducibility and transparency (2017)
    ASIS&T - Washington DC
  • Measuring patent influence using citation and litigation (2017)
    NetSci Satellite on Quantifying Success - Indianapolis, IN
  • Media Literacy in an Age of Big Data (2017)
    Journalism Interactive - University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • The Information War: Fake News, Privacy and Big Data (2017)
    UW MS Data Science Program - Seattle, WA
  • Viziometrics: building a figure-centric search engine for the scholarly literature (2017)
    Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Workshop on Mining Scientific Publications - Toronto, Canada
  • Viziometrics: mapping the knowledge literature (2017)
    Netsci Workshop: Knowledge Networks in Science and Technology - Indianapolis, IN
  • Why we do what we do (2017)
    Faculty Fellows Program - Seattle, WA
  • Assessing the impact of research funding (2016)
    International Conference on Science of Science - Washington, DC
  • Babel: Platform for Scholarly Recommendation (2016)
    WWW Workshop on Big Scholarly Data - Montreal, Canada
  • Combining Citation Networks and Interviews to Generate Narrative Visualizations of Scholars' Careers (2016)
    iConference 2016 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Digital history from the perspective of a data scientist (2016)
    Chemical Heritage Foundation - Philadelphia, PA
  • Diversity and Gender in Scholarly Publishing (2016)
    Ohio State University - Columbus, Ohio
  • Diversity and Gender in Scholarly Publishing (2016)
    Ohio State University - Columbus, OH
  • Facilitating discovery with zoomable maps (2016)
    Allen Institute for Article Intelligence - Seattle, WA
  • From measuring science to facilitating science (2016)
    Fourth Annual Knowescape Conference - Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Gender and self-citation across fields and over time (2016)
    Women in Genome Sciences - Seattle, WA
  • Mapping Knowledge Networks (2016)
    Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics - Boston, MA
  • Mapping the AHA Community (2016)
    American Heart Association Research Leaders Academy - San Antonio, TX
  • Mapping the Emergence of Scientific Disciplines (2016)
    International Symposium on Advanced Future Studies, Kyoto University - Kyoto, Japan
  • Measuring and Messaging Research Outcomes (2016)
    Health Research Alliance Annual Meeting - New York City, NY
  • Measuring and Messaging Research Outcomes (2016)
    Tsinghua University - Beijing, China
  • Measuring and Messaging Research Outcomes (2016)
    Data Science Conference - National Library, Beijing, China
  • Measuring and Messaging Research Outcomes (2016)
    Wuhan University - Wuhan, China
  • Measuring and Messaging Research Outcomes (2016)
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University - Shanghai, China
  • NSF NCSES Workshop on Network Indicators (2016)
    NSF NCSES Workshop on Network Indicators - Washington DC
  • Ranking and Mapping Science (2016)
    International Conference on Data-driven Discovery: Data Science Meets Information Science - Beijing, China
  • Science of Science (2016)
    International Symposium on Science of Science - Washington DC
  • Static Ranking of Scholarly Papers using Article-Level Eigenfactor (ALEF). (2016)
    WSDM Cup 2016 - Entity Ranking Challenge WorkshopFeb - San Fransisco, CA
  • The Data Gold Rush in Science Education (2016)
    International Symposium on Advanced Future Studies, Kyoto University - Kyoto, Japan
  • The Science of Science (2016)
    Fred Hutch Annual Retreat - Seattle, WA
  • Visualizing Knowledge Flows (2016)
    NSF Workshop: Can Network Measures Serve as Indicators of Knowledge Creation and Flow? - Washington, DC
  • Visualizing Scholarly Influence (2016)
    WWW Workshop on Semantics, Analytics, Visualization - Montreal, Canada
  • An experimental platform for testing recommendation types (2015)
    37th European Conference on Information Retrieval - Vienna, Austria
  • Career Panel- Career Paths for Information Management Students (2015)
    Information School MSIM program - University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Data Cartography: Managing Knowledge Networks (2015)
    SKKU Library and Information Science Distinguished Lecture Series - Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea
  • Data Cartography: using maps to navigate knowledge networks (2015)
    Machine Learning Seminar Series, Duke University - Duke University, Durham, NC
  • Data Science Education (2015)
    SciFoo, Google - Mountain View, CA
  • DataLab at UW iSchool (2015)
    Big Data, Technology Alliance - Seattle, WA
  • Finding Cultural Holes: How structure and culture diverge in networks of scholarly communication (2015)
    Santa Fe Institute Colloquium - Santa Fe, NM
  • Gender Differences in Scholarly Self Citation (2015)
    Social-Personality Psychology Seminar - Seattle, WA
  • Mapping Knowledge Networks (2015)
    Cisco Data Science - San Jose, CA
  • Mapping patent citation networks (2015)
    LegalTech, ALM Conferences - New York, NY
  • Measuring patent value using citation networks (2015)
    The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics, Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA
  • Measuring the Influence of the Pew Biomedical Program (2015)
    Pew Biomedical Scholars Program - Grand Cayman, West Indies
  • Measuring the speciation, diversification and extinction of ideas in science (2015)
    Metaknowledge Network - Asilomar Conference Center, Monterey, CA
  • Scholarly Recommendation (2015)
    Metaknowledge Research Network, University of Chicago - Chicago, IL
  • The Academic Advantage: Gender disparities in patenting (2015)
    ATLANTA CONFERENCE ON SCIENCE AND INNOVATION POLICY - Atlanta, GA
  • The Economics and Structure of Scholarly Publishing (2015)
    Group Health Research Seminar - Seattle, WA
  • Using Visual Metaphor in Interactive Visualization to Improve Navigation of Complex Data Sets (2015)
    University of Washington Information School Research Fair - Seattle, WA
  • Visualizing hierarchical networks (2015)
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Richland, WA
  • An Analysis of the Complete United States Patent Citation Network (2014)
    PatCon 4: The Annual Patent Conference - San Diego, CA
  • Big Data is not a monolith (2014)
    Big Data is Not a Monolith workshop - Bloomington, IN
  • Curation and Policy Issues in Collaborative Research Data Management (2014)
    ASIS&T - Seattle, WA
  • Data Cartography: using maps to navigate knowledge networks (2014)
    Leeds School of Business and Analyze Boulder Present: Boulder Analytics Fellows - Boulder, CO
  • Data Science Environment (2014)
    Moore/Sloan Data Science Environment Annual Summit - Monterey, CA
  • DataLab: developing a student-centered data science lab (2014)
    Microsoft Faculty Summit, iSchools Summit - Redmond, WA
  • Detecting Innovation in Patents (2014)
    Gruter Institute For Law & Behavioral Research, Gruter Institute - Squaw Valley, CA
  • Evaluating patents from large open data sets (2014)
    United States Patent and Trademark Office - Washington, DC
  • Finding Cultural Holes: How Structure and Culture Diverge in Networks of Scholarly Communication (2014)
    The UW Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS) Seminar Series - Seattle, WA
  • Innovation in Science (2014)
    Gruter Institute for Law & Behavioral Research - Squaw Valley, CA
  • Mapping Institutional Impact (2014)
    Gordon Research Conference on Science and Technology Policy - Waterville Valley, NH
  • Mapping Jargon (2014)
    Center for Statistics & Social Sciences Seminar Series - Seattle, WAO
  • Mapping Student Trajectories (2014)
    UW Graduate School - Seattle, WA
  • Measuring the scholarly literature (2014)
    ASIS&T - Seattle, WA
  • Modifying the Eigenfactor Algorithm for improving interpretability (2014)
    ASIS&T Workshop on Metrics - Seattle, WA
  • The flow of ideas from the non-patent literature to the patent literature (2014)
    4th Annual TechMining Conference, VP Institute - Leiden, Netherlands
  • The Three Patent Cultures: A Comparative Analysis of Utility, Design, and Plant Patent Citation Networks (2014)
    Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, UC Berkeley School of Law - Berkeley, CA
  • Using maps to navigate large, hierarchical networks (2014)
    Biomedical & Health Informatics (BHI) Lecture Series, University of Washington - Seattle, WA
  • Article-level navigators (2013)
    Article-level Metrics Workshop, Public Library of Science - San Francisco, CA
  • Article-level Navigators (2013)
    Journals and Science: The past, present and future impacts of research journals on science, National Science Communication Institute - Seattle, WA
  • Data Cartography (2013)
    Indiana University - Bloomington, IN
  • Document discovery (2013)
    UW Aquatic and Fishery Science Seminar - Seattle, WA
  • Eigenfactor: Measuring and Mapping Scientific Knowledge (2013)
    Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Quantitative Seminar - Seattle, WA
  • Innovation in Science (2013)
    Innovation and Growth: Biological, Economic, Institutional and Technological, Gruter Institute For Law & Behavioral Research - Squaw Valley, CA
  • Publishing and Perishing in the Twenty-First Century (2013)
    Faculty Summit, Microsoft Research - Bellevue, WA
  • The Eigenfactor Metrics (2013)
    International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE) - Washington, DC
  • The Eigenfactor Metrics (2013)
    International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE) - Washington, DC
  • The genesis of scientific disciplines (2013)
    Association for Information Science and Technology Annual Conference 2013 - Montreal, QC, Canada
  • The role of gender in Scholarly Authorship (2013)
    Genome Sciences Seminar, University of Washington - Seattle, WA
  • Using maps to navigate knowledge networks (2013)
    National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center - Annapolis, MD
  • Can Ignorance Promote Democracy? (2012)
    Gruter Institute for Law & Behavioral Research - Squaw Valley, CA
  • Ranking and Mapping (2012)
    Digital Science - London, UK
  • The Growth of Growth Economics (2012)
    Workshop on Growth, Gruter Institute For Law and Behavioral Research, Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA
  • The Role of Gender in Scholarly Authorship (2012)
    International Conference on Academia and Publishing - Torino, Italy
  • Document Discovery: Advancing Research with Large Knowledge Networks (2011)
    Computer Science and Engineering - Seattle, WA
  • Document Discovery: Advancing Research with Large Knowledge Networks (2011)
    Department of Computer Science - University of Colorado, Boulder CO
  • Eigenfactor (2011)
    Graduate School of Library and Information Science - University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL
  • Eigenfactor and Microsoft Academic Search (2011)
    Open Repositories - University of Texas, Austin TX
  • Eigenfactor: Ranking and Mapping Scientific Knowledge (2011)
    Microsoft Faculty Summit 2011 - Redmond, WA
  • Future of Scholarly Communication (2011)
    Harvard eScience Workshop - Harvard University, Boston MA
  • Mapping the network ecology of science at the article level (2011)
    Applications of Network Theory - The Conference - NORDITA, Stockholm Sweden
  • Mapping the network ecology of science at the article level (2011)
    Center for Models of Life - Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Measuring Interdisciplinarity in Science (2011)
    Law and Human Behavior - Innovation and Economic Growth - Squaw Valley, CA
  • The Eigenfactor Metrics: a network approach to assessing scholarly journals (2011)
    Society for Scholarly Publishing - Boston, MA
  • The Eigenfactor Metrics: a network approach to assessing scholarly journals (2011)
    Mapping and Measuring Scientific Output - Santa Fe, NM
  • Traversing Fitness Landscapes by Changing Environments (2011)
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology - University of Colorado, Boulder CO
  • Eigenfactor and the Future of Scholarly Communication (2010)
    American Chemistry Society National Meeting - San Fransisco, CA
  • Eigenfactor: harnessing the power of networks to better navigate the scholarly... (2010)
    Impact and Productivity Measurements in a Changing Research Environment - Washington DC
  • Eigenfactor: ranking and mapping scientific knowledge (2010)
    The Changing Face of Scientific Research - McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Eigenfactor: ranking and mapping scientific knowledge (2010)
    Assessing the Usage and Value of Scholarly and Scientific Output - Philadelphia, PA
  • Impact and Productivity Measurements in a Changing Research Environment (2010)
    ITHAKA Sustainable Scholarship 2010: Discovering Scholarly Content - New York, NY
  • New Developments in Defining Impact (2010)
    Society for Scholarly Publishing 32nd Annual Meeting - San Francisco, CA
  • Eigenfactor: ranking and mapping the scholarly literature (2009)
    Electronic Resources and Libraries Conference - University of California, Los Angeles CA
  • Portland State University, Portland, OR (2009)
    BioOne Publishers and Partners Meeting - Washington DC
  • The Economics and Structure of Scholarly Publishing (2009)
    PSU Digital Research Symposium - Portland State University, Portland, OR
  • The Eigenfactor 'Ac-count' of Scholarly Evaluation (2009)
    2009 Council of Science Editors Annual Meeting - Pittsburgh, PA
  • The Eigenfactor Metrics (2009)
    NSF Workshop on "Scholarly Evaluation Metrics: Opportunities and Challenges" - Washington DC
  • The Eigenfactor Metrics: tools for navigating the scholarly literature (2009)
    2009 ALPSP International Conference - Oxford, UK
  • The networks of bibliometrics (2009)
    Complex Networks - Department of Theoretical Physics, Umea University, Sweden
  • Traversing Fitness Landscapes by Changing Environments (2009)
    International Workshop on "What is Evolution?" - Kyoto University, Japan
  • Alternatives to Impact Factor in Evaluating Scholarly Literature (2008)
    Center for Digital Research and Scholarship - Columbia University, New York, NY
  • An Introduction to Eigenfactor (2008)
    Library Assessment Conference - University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Applying Eigenfactor Metrics to JSTOR Data (2008)
    American Library Association Annual Conference JSTOR Participants Meeting - Anaheim, CA
  • Eigenfactor - The Google Approach to Bibliometrics (2008)
    Emerging Trends in Scholarly Publishing - National Press Club, Washington DC
  • Eigenfactor and Materials Science Journals (2008)
    National Institute for Materials Science - Tsukuba, Japan
  • Eigenfactor as a tool for journal editors (2008)
    Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry (Annual Editors Meeting) - Seattle, WA
  • Eigenfactor, a new approach to assessing journal quality (2008)
    National Academy of Sciences E-Journal Summit - Washington DC
  • Eigenfactor: ranking and mapping scientific knowledge (2008)
    Yale Library and Faculty - Yale University, New Haven CT
  • Eigenfactor: ranking and mapping the scholarly literature (2008)
    National Institute of Informatics (SPARC) - Tokyo, Japan
  • Eigenfactor: ranking and mapping the scientific knowledge (2008)
    Annual Meeting of the Council of Science Editors - Vancouver, BC
  • Journal-Quality Metrics, the Eigenfactor (2008)
    HighWire Press Publishers Meeting - Stanford University, Palo Alto CA
  • Measuring Interdisciplinarity: A Flow Cite-ometry Approach (2008)
    What is Creativity? Emergent Phenomena in Complex Adaptive Systems - Kyoto University, Japan
  • The Academic Perspective on Research Evaluation (2008)
    Assessing Research Performance and Value - University of California, Los Angeles CA
  • Using bibliometrics to making purchasing decisions (2008)
    Special Libraries Association Annual International Conference - Seattle, WA
  • From antibiotic resistance to the bird flu (2007)
    ARCS Auction Dinner - Seattle, WA
  • Metrics for the Humanities (2007)
    European Science Foundation ERIH Stakeholder Meeting - University of Grenada, Spain
  • Networks, Disease and Maps (2007)
    29th Annual ARCS Luncheon - Seattle, WA
  • Academic Reputation: Democracy vs Meriotocracy (2006)
    Building Economic & Civic Institutions in Digital Environments - Cambridge, MA