“Human Languages with Greater Information Density Increase Communication Speed, but Decrease Conversation Breadth.”
Pedro Aceves and James Evans. 2024.
Nature Human Behaviour.

“Local similarity and global variability characterize the semantic space of human languages.”
Molly Lewis and James Evans. 2023.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

“Disrupted Routines Anticipate Musical Exploration.”
Kim Khwan, Noah Askin, and James Evans. 2024.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

“Counterfactual Mobility Network Embedding Reveals Prevalent Accessibility Gaps in U.S. Cities.”
Young Li, Yunke Zhang, Fengli Xu, Lin Chen, Yuan Yuan, James Evans, and Luis Bettencourt. 2023.
Humanities and Social Sciences Communications.

“Being Together in Place as a Catalyst for Scientific Advance”.
Eamon Duede, Misha Teplitskiy, Karim Lakhani, and James Evans. 2023.
Research Policy 53(2): 104911.

“Accelerating Science though Human-Aware Artificial Intelligence”.
Jamshid Sourati and James Evans. 2023.
Nature Human Behaviour.

Large teams develop and small teams disrupt science and technology.
Lingfei Wu, Dashun Wang, and James A. Evans
Nature 566, no. 7744 (2019): 378-382

Ambiguity and engagement.
Peter McMahan and James Evans
American Journal of Sociology 124, no. 3 (2018): 860-912

The wisdom of polarized crowds.
Feng Shi, Misha Teplitskiy, Eamon Duede, and James A. Evans
Nature Human Behaviour 3, no. 4 (2019): 329-336

Curvature of hypergraphs via multi-marginal optimal transport.
Shahab Asoodeh, Tingran Gao, and James Evans
2018 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)

Wasserstein soft label propagation on hypergraphs: Algorithm and generalization error bounds.
Tingran Gao, Shahab Asoodeh, Yi Huang, and James Evans
Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, vol. 33, no. 01, pp. 3630-3637. 2019

Skill discrepancies between research, education, and jobs reveal the critical need to supply soft skills for the data economy.
Katy Börner, Olga Scrivner, Mike Gallant, Shutian Ma, Xiaozhong Liu, Keith Chewning, Lingfei Wu, and James A. Evans
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115, no. 50 (2018): 12630-12637

Toward a more scientific science.
Pierre Azoulay, Joshua Graff-Zivin, Brian Uzzi, Dashun Wang, Heidi Williams, James A. Evans, Ginger Zhe Jin, et al.
Science 361, no. 6408 (2018): 1194-1197

The sociology of scientific validity: How professional networks shape judgement in peer review.
Misha Teplitskiy, Daniel Acuna, Aïda Elamrani-Raoult, Konrad Körding, and James Evans
Research Policy 47, no. 9 (2018): 1825-1841

Measuring discursive influence across scholarship.
Aaron Gerow, Yuening Hu, Jordan Boyd-Graber, David M. Blei, and James A. Evans
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115, no. 13 (2018): 3308-3313

Adaptive sampling for coarse ranking.
Sumeet Katariya, Lalit Jain, Nandana Sengupta, James Evans, and Robert Nowak
International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics, pp. 1839-1848. PMLR, 2018

Science of science.
Santo Fortunato, Carl T. Bergstrom, Katy Börner, James A. Evans, Dirk Helbing, Staša Milojević, Alexander M. Petersen et al.
Science 359, no. 6379 (2018)

Millions of online book co-purchases reveal partisan differences in the consumption of science.
Feng Shi, Yongren Shi, Fedor A. Dokshin, James A. Evans, and Michael W. Macy
Nature Human Behaviour 1, no. 4 (2017)

Regression shrinkage and selection via the lasso.
Robert Tibshirani
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series B (Methodological) 58, no. 1 (1996)

Reconciling the small effect of rankings on university performance with the transformational cost of conformity.
Craig Tutterow and James A. Evans
The university under pressure

Choosing experiments to accelerate collective discovery.
Andrey Rzhetsky, Jacob G. Foster, Ian T. Foster, and James A. Evans
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112, no. 47 (2015)

Tradition and innovation in scientists’ research strategies.
Jacob G. Foster, Andrey Rzhetsky, and James A. Evans
American Sociological Review 80, no. 5 (2015)

Weaving the fabric of science: Dynamic network models of science’s unfolding structure.
Feng Shi, Jacob G. Foster, and James A. Evans
Social Networks 43 (2015): 73-85

Health ROI as a measure of misalignment of biomedical needs and resources.
Lixia Yao, Ying Li, Soumitra Ghosh, James A. Evans, and Andrey Rzhetsky
Nature Biotechnology 33, no. 8 (2015): 807-811

Proposing ties in a dense hypergraph of academics.
Aaron Gerow, Bowen Lou, Eamon Duede, and James Evans
International Conference on Social Informatics, pp. 209-226. Springer, Cham, 2015

Fast, flexible models for discovering topic correlation across weakly-related collections.
Jingwei Zhang, Aaron Gerow, Jaan Altosaar, James Evans, and Richard Jean So
arXiv preprint arXiv:1508.04562 (2015)

Promiscuous inventions.
Jacob G. Foster and James A. Evans
Beyond the Meme: Development and Structure in Cultural Evolution 22 (2019)

Ten simple (empirical) rules for writing science.
Cody J. Weinberger, James A. Evans, and Stefano Allesina
(2015): e1004205

Quantifying the impact and extent of undocumented biomedical synonymy.
David R. Blair, Kanix Wang, Svetlozar Nestorov, James A. Evans, and Andrey Rzhetsky
PLoS Computational Biology 10, no. 9 (2014): e1003799

The modular community structure of linguistic predication networks.
Aaron Gerow and James Evans
Proceedings of TextGraphs-9: the workshop on Graph-based Methods for Natural Language Processing, pp. 48-55. 2014

Active collaborative permutation learning.
Jialei Wang, Nathan Srebro, and James Evans
Proceedings of the 20th ACM SIGKDD international conference on Knowledge discovery and data mining, pp. 502-511. 2014

Finding cultural holes: How structure and culture diverge in networks of scholarly communication.
Daril A. Vilhena, Jacob G. Foster, Martin Rosvall, Jevin D. West, James Evans, and Carl T. Bergstrom
Sociological Science 1 (2014): 221

Modeling the transmission of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a dynamic agent-based simulation.
Charles M. Macal, Michael J. North, Nicholson Collier, Vanja M. Dukic, Duane T. Wegener, Michael Z. David, Robert S. Daum, et al.
Journal of Translational Medicine 12, no. 1 (2014): 1-12

Attention to local health burden and the global disparity of health research.
James A. Evans, Jae-Mahn Shim, and John PA Ioannidis
PloS One 9, no. 4 (2014): e90147

Future science.
James A. Evans
Science 342, no. 6154 (2013): 44-45

Communication and the evolution of cognition.
James A. Evans
Developing scaffolding in evolution, cognition and culture. MIT Press, Cambridge (2014): 125-146

Modeling the spread of community-associated MRSA.
Charles M. Macal, Michael J. North, Nicholson Collier, Vanja M. Dukic, Diane S. Lauderdale, Michael Z. David, Robert S. Daum, et al.
Proceedings of the 2012 Winter simulation conference (WSC), pp. 1-12. IEEE, 2012

War of ontology worlds: mathematics, computer code, or Esperanto?.
Andrey Rzhetsky and James A. Evans
PLoS Computational Biology 7, no. 9 (2011): e1002191

Conflicting biomedical assumptions for mathematical modeling: the case of cancer metastasis.
Anna Divoli, Eneida A. Mendonça, James A. Evans, and Andrey Rzhetsky
PLoS Computational Biology 7, no. 10 (2011): e1002132

James A. Evans and Jacob G. Foster
Science 331, no. 6018 (2011): 721-725

Advancing science through mining libraries, ontologies, and communities.
James A. Evans and Andrey Rzhetsky
Journal of Biological Chemistry 286, no. 27 (2011): 23659-23666

Benchmarking ontologies: bigger or better?.
Lixia Yao, Anna Divoli, Ilya Mayzus, James A. Evans, and Andrey Rzhetsky
PLoS Computational Biology 7, no. 1 (2011): e1001055

Industry collaboration, scientific sharing, and the dissemination of knowledge.
James A. Evans
Social Studies of Science 40, no. 5 (2010): 757-791

Industry induces academic science to know less about more.
James A. Evans
American Journal of Sociology 116, no. 2 (2010): 389-452

Machine science.
James Evans and Andrey Rzhetsky
Science 329, no. 5990 (2010): 399-400

Chapter Six. Nonprofit Research Institutes: From Companies without Products to Universities without Students.
James A. Evans
Politics and Partnerships, pp. 151-182. University of Chicago Press, 2010

Novel opportunities for computational biology and sociology in drug discovery: Corrected paper.
Lixia Yao, James A. Evans, and Andrey Rzhetsky
Trends in Biotechnology 28, no. 4 (2010): 161-170

Open access and global participation in science.
James A. Evans and Jacob Reimer
Science 323, no. 5917 (2009): 1025-1025

Electronic publication and the narrowing of science and scholarship.
James A. Evans
Science 321, no. 5887 (2008): 395-399

Start-ups in science: Entrepreneurs, diverse backing, and novelty outside business.
James A. Evans
The Sociology of Entrepreneurship. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2007

Beach time, bridge time, and billable hours: The temporal structure of technical contracting.
James A. Evans, Gideon Kunda, and Stephen R. Barley
Administrative Science Quarterly 49, no. 1 (2004): 1-38

Why do contractors contract? The experience of highly skilled technical professionals in a contingent labor market.
Gideon Kunda, Stephen R. Barley, and James Evans
ILR Review 55, no. 2 (2002): 234-261

Working Papers (*Currently Under Review)

“Centralized communities more likely generate non-replicable results.” *
Danchev, Valentin, Andrey Rzhetsky and James Evans. 2017.

“How Firm is Sociological Knowledge? Reanalysis of GSS findings with alternative models and out-of-sample data, 1972-2012.
Teplitskiy, Misha, Julianne St. Onge, and James Evans. 2015.

“Too Many Papers: Slowed Canonical Progress in Large Field of Science.”
Chu, Johan and James Evans. 2018.

“Machine Teaching. *
Labutov, Igor, Hod Lipson, and James Evans. 2015.

“Should journals allow authors to suggest reviewers?”*
Acuna, Daniel E, Misha Teplitskiy, James Evans, and Konrad Kording. 2015.

“Measuring Novelty by Simulating Discovery.”*
Foster, Jacob, Feng Shi and James Evans. 2017.

“The Geometry of Culture: Analyzing Meaning through Word Embeddings”*
Kozlowski, Austin and James Evans.

“Simple Surveys: Response Retrieval Inspired by Recommendation Systems.”*
Sengupta, Nandana, Nathan Srebro and James Evans. 2018.

“Matrix Factorization for Missing Value Imputation.”*
Sengupta, Nandana, Madeleine Udell, Nathan Srebro and James Evans. 2018.


Frodeman, Robert, J. Britt Holbrook, et al. 2012 “The Promise and Perils of Transformative Research.” Summary report of workshop ‘Transformative Research: Ethical and Societal Implications’ held in Arlington, VA March 8 & 9. Exclusively contributed “Stable Scientific Strategies and the Unexamined Frontier of Knowledge.”


Lane, Julia et al. 2011 “Changing the Conduct of Science in the Information Age.” Summary Report of workshop, organized by the Office of International Science and Engineering of the National Science Foundation held in Artlington, VA November 12, 2010. Exclusively contributed “Identification and the Complex System of Research.”