Jevin is an Associate Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington. He co-founded the DataLab and direct the Center for an Informed Public. He studies the Science of Science and worry about the spread of misinformation. His laboratory consists of millions of scholarly papers and the billions of links that connect these papers. He develops knowledge discovery tools to both study and facilitate science. In particular, he is interested in the origin of scholarly disciplines and how sociological and economic factors drive and slow the evolution of science.
This week: Jevin West joins us to discuss disinformation in social media in the wake of the US election.