Department of Mathematics Partners with SLIS for Research Presentation


Dr. Larry Smolinsky, the Roy Paul Daniels professor of mathematics, will present research on bibliometrics, citation analysis, and more at the Digital Media Center (DMC) Thursday, April 14.

The presentation, titled “Bibliometric Models and Preferential Attachment,” will feature Smolinsky’s recent work on citation analysis and a proposed preferential attachment approach to examine the growth aspects of the stochastic models of Simon and Price.

Two of the three basic laws that influenced bibliometrics, scientometrics, and informetrics in the early 20th century are power laws, also referred to as scaling laws.  Smolinsky will discuss these laws and the role of power laws as probability distributions.

Smolinsky’s professional research interests include citation analysis, bibliometrics, and preferential attachment, and he has been published in national academic publications including the Mathematical Intelligencer, the Journal of Informetrics, and the Journal of Mathematical Physics.

The presentation is being coordinated by SLIS associate professor Boryung Ju and is sponsored by SLIS in conjunction with the College of Science.

The presentation will begin at 11 a.m. in DMC 1034.



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