Chu, Johan SG, and James Evans. “Too many papers? Slowed canonical progress in large fields of science.” (2018). Read here

Jeremiah Milbauer, Adarsh Mathew, James Evans. 2021. “Discovering Multidimensional Worldview and Ideological Differences.” EMNLP

CChu, Johan SG, and James Evans. “Too many papers? Slowed canonical progress in large fields of science.” (2018). Read here

Graziul, Chris, Alexander Belikov, Ishanu Chattopadyay, Ziwen Chen, Hongbo Fang, Anuraag Girdhar, Xiaoshuang Jia, PM Krafft, Max Kleiman-Weiner, Candice Lewis, Chen Liang, John Muchovej, Alejandro Vientós, Meg Young, James Evans. 2020. “Does Big Data Serve Policy? Not Without Context. An Experiment with in silico Social Science”. 2021. Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory.

Evans, James. “Social computing unhinged.” Journal of Social Computing 1, no. 1 (2020): 1. Read here

Evans, James, and Adrian Johns. “The New Rules of Knowledge: An Introduction.” Critical Inquiry 46, no. 4 (2020): 806-812. Read here

Wu, Sarah A., Rose E. Wang, James A. Evans, Josh Tenenbaum, David C. Parkes, and Max Kleiman-Weiner. “Too many cooks: Coordinating multi-agent collaboration through inverse planning.” In CogSci. 2020. Read here

Kang, Donghyun, and James Evans. “Against method: Exploding the boundary between qualitative and quantitative studies of science.” Quantitative Science Studies 1, no. 3 (2020): 930-944. Read here

Wu, Lingfei, Linzhuo Li, and James Evans. “Social connection induces cultural contraction: Evidence from hyperbolic embeddings of social and semantic networks.” arXiv preprint arXiv:1807.10216 (2018). Read here

Yu, Haizi, Heinrich Taube, James A. Evans, and Lav R. Varshney. “Human Evaluation of Interpretability: The Case of AI-Generated Music Knowledge.” arXiv preprint arXiv:2004.06894 (2020). Read here

Yin, Yian, Yang Wang, James A. Evans, and Dashun Wang. “Quantifying the dynamics of failure across science, startups and security.” Nature 575, no. 7781 (2019): 190-194. Read here

Evans, James, and Jacob G. Foster. “Computation and the sociological imagination.” Contexts 18, no. 4 (2019): 10-15. Read here

Kozlowski, Austin C., Matt Taddy, and James A. Evans. “The geometry of culture: Analyzing the meanings of class through word embeddings.” American Sociological Review 84, no. 5 (2019): 905-949. Read here

Danchev, Valentin, Andrey Rzhetsky, and James A. Evans. “Meta-Research: Centralized scientific communities are less likely to generate replicable results.” Elife 8 (2019): e43094. Read here

Sengupta, Nandana, Nati Srebro, and James Evans. “Simple surveys: Response retrieval inspired by recommendation systems.” Social Science Computer Review 39, no. 1 (2021): 105-129. Read here

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

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

Shi, Feng, Misha Teplitskiy, Eamon Duede, and James A. Evans. “The wisdom of polarized crowds.” Nature human behaviour 3, no. 4 (2019): 329-336. Read here

Asoodeh, Shahab, Tingran Gao, and James Evans. “Curvature of hypergraphs via multi-marginal optimal transport.” In 2018 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), pp. 1180-1185. IEEE, 2018. Read here

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

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

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

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

Gerow, Aaron, Yuening Hu, Jordan Boyd-Graber, David M. Blei, and James A. Evans. “Measuring discursive influence across scholarship.” Proceedings of the national academy of sciences 115, no. 13 (2018): 3308-3313. Read here

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

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

Shi, Feng, Yongren Shi, Fedor A. Dokshin, James A. Evans, and Michael W. Macy. “Millions of online book co-purchases reveal partisan differences in the consumption of science.” Nature Human Behaviour 1, no. 4 (2017): 1-9. Read here

Tibshirani, Robert. “Regression shrinkage and selection via the lasso.” Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series B (Methodological) 58, no. 1 (1996): 267-288. Read here

Tutterow, Craig, and James A. Evans. “Reconciling the small effect of rankings on university performance with the transformational cost of conformity.” In The university under pressure. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2016. Read here

Rzhetsky, Andrey, Jacob G. Foster, Ian T. Foster, and James A. Evans. “Choosing experiments to accelerate collective discovery.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112, no. 47 (2015): 14569-14574. Read here

Foster, Jacob G., Andrey Rzhetsky, and James A. Evans. “Tradition and innovation in scientists’ research strategies.” American Sociological Review 80, no. 5 (2015): 875-908. Read here

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Evans, James A. “Future science.” science 342, no. 6154 (2013): 44-45. Read here

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

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

Rzhetsky, Andrey, and James A. Evans. “War of ontology worlds: mathematics, computer code, or Esperanto?.” PLoS computational biology 7, no. 9 (2011): e1002191. Read here

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

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

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

Yao, Lixia, Anna Divoli, Ilya Mayzus, James A. Evans, and Andrey Rzhetsky. “Benchmarking ontologies: bigger or better?.” PLoS computational biology 7, no. 1 (2011): e1001055. Read here

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Evans, James A. “Start-ups in science: Entrepreneurs, diverse backing, and novelty outside business.” In The sociology of entrepreneurship. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2007. Read here

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

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


Working Papers (*Currently Under Review)


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

Teplitskiy, Misha, Julianne St. Onge & James Evans. 2015. “How Firm is Sociological Knowledge? Reanalysis of GSS findings with alternative models and outofsample data, 19722012.”

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

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

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

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

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

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




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.”