Ian Hutchins

Position title: Assistant Professor

Email: bihutchins@wisc.edu

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B. Ian Hutchins


Ph.D. Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009
B.S. Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003


Research Fields: Scientific Portfolio Analysis, Bibliometrics, Science-of-Science

Methods and Methodologies: Machine Learning, Network Analysis, Natural Language Processing, Informatics

Areas of Interest: Scientific Advance, Bench-to-Bedside Translation, Science Policy

Classes Taught

LIS 706 Data Mining
LIS 705 Introductory Analytics for Decision Making
LIS 461 Data and Algorithms: Ethics and Policy
LIS 440 Navigating the Data Revolution: Concepts of Data and Information Sciences

Recent Publications

Hoppe, Travis A. et al. “Predicting causal citations without full text”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2023, doi:10.1073/pnas.2213697120

Nelson, Lindsay et al. “Robustness of evidence reported in preprints during peer review”, Lancet Glob Health 2022 10:e1684-87, doi:10.1016/S2214-109X(22)00368-0 

Hoppe, Travis A et al. “Topic choice contributes to the lower rate of NIH awards to African-American/black scientists.” Science advances vol. 5,10 eaaw7238. 9 Oct. 2019, doi:10.1126/sciadv.aaw7238

Hutchins, B Ian et al. “Predicting translational progress in biomedical research.” PLoS biology vol. 17,10 e3000416. 10 Oct. 2019, doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.3000416

Hutchins, B Ian et al. “Relative Citation Ratio (RCR): A New Metric That Uses Citation Rates to Measure Influence at the Article Level.” PLoS biology vol. 14,9 e1002541. 6 Sep. 2016, doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1002541


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