Kevin Boyak

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Affiliation: 
SciTech
Position: 
Chief Technical Officer
Professional Background: 

Kevin is Chief Technical Officer focusing on information visualization, knowledge domains, science mapping with associated metrics and indicators, network analysis, and the integration and analysis of multiple data types. Kevin joined SciTech after 17 years at Sandia National Laboratories where he worked in various areas including combustion (experimental and modeling), transport processes, and socio-economic war gaming.

Research: 

Knowledge domains, Science Mapping with associated metrics and indicators, network analysis, and integration and analysis of multiple data types.

Selected Publications: 

1. Klavans, R., & Boyack, K. W. (2006). Quantitative evaluation of large maps of science. Scientometrics, 68(3) 475-499.

2. Klavans, R., & Boyack, K. W. (2006). Identifying a better measure of relatedness for mapping science. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 57(2), 251-263.

3. Boyack, K. W., Klavans, R., & Börner, K. (2005). Mapping the backbone of science. Scientometrics, 64(3), 351-374.

4. Boyack, K. W. (2004). Mapping knowledge domains: Characterizing PNAS. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 101, 5192-5199 (http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/101/suppl_1/5192)

5. Boyack, K. W., & Börner, K. (2003). Indicator-assisted evaluation and funding of research: Visualizing the influence of grants on the number and quality of research papers. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 54(5), 447-461.

6. Börner, K., Chen, C., & Boyack, K. W. (2003). Visualizing knowledge domains. In Blaise Cronin (Ed.), Annual Review of Information Science & Technology, Volume 37, Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc./American Society for Information Science and Technology, pp. 179-255. (http://ella.slis.indiana.edu/~katy/paper/arist02.pdf)

7. Boyack, K. W., Wylie, B. N., & Davidson, G. S. (2002). Domain visualization using VxInsight for science and technology management. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 53(9), 764-774.

8. Boyack, K. W., & Rahal, N. (2005). Evaluation of LDRD investment areas at SNL. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 72, 1122-1136.

9. Davidson, G. S., Wylie, B. N., & Boyack, K. W. (2001). Cluster stability and the use of noise in interpretation of clustering. Proc. IEEE Information Visualization 2001, 23-30.

10. Boyack, K.W., Tieszen, S.R. & Stamps, D.W. (1993), Internal Pressure Loads Due to Gaseous Detonations. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A, 443, 343-366.

Keywords: 
Word mapping, macro-maps, Visualization, Bibliometrics, relatedness measures, knowledge domains

SoSP Posted Content

The Research Focus of Nations: Economic vs. Altruistic Motivations

Posted: Jan 27, 2017

Dear Colleagues, I wanted to bring to your attention a paper that Dick Klavans and I recently had published in PLOS One that we hope will contribute to discussions of the different motives behind s

Grant-to-article linkages

Posted: May 23, 2016

Dear Colleagues, We recently completed a small NSF EAGER project entitled “Accurate Linking of Grants and Topics in Science”.

Re: Reminder: "NIH and the Science of Science and Innovation Policy" Workshop Next Week

Posted: Mar 30, 2016

Earlier today I asked that same question of the conference host, and received the following response: “ … we are video archiving the meeting.

Re: Classification of individual articles from all of science by research level

Posted: Nov 14, 2013

Relevant to this question is the fact that Narin's original classification of journals into research levels pre-dated Pasteur's Quadrant by 20 years.

Classification of individual articles from all of science by research level

Posted: Nov 12, 2013

Classification of individual articles from all of science by research level

 

Kevin W. Boyack, Michael Patek, Lyle H. Ungar, Patrick Yoon, and Richard Klavans