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Jevin West

Assistant Professor in the Information School, University of Washington

Jevin-West-metascience2019Jevin West is an Assistant Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington and co-founder of the DataLab. He is an Adjunct Faculty member in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, Data Science Fellow at the eScience Institute and Affiliate Faculty in the Center for Statistics & Social Sciences at UW. He develops knowledge discovery tools to study and facilitate science. His methods aim to detect the origins of scientific disciplines, the social and economic biases that drive these disciplines, and the impact the current publication system has on the health of science. This work led to a new course on Calling BS that he and his colleague, Carl Bergstrom, developed to combat misinformation that comes wrapped in data, figures, visualizations and statistics. The course is now being taught at universities around the globe.