James Bagrow

Assistant Professor

Mathematics & Statistics and Vermont Complex Systems Center,
Farrell Hall, room 212,
University of Vermont
james.bagrow [at] uvm.edu

Hey, I'm an editor at Nature Scientific Reports. You should go submit something!

NEW I'm co-organizing a workshop! 2014 KDD Workshop on Learning about Emergencies from Social Information (KDD-LESI 2014), Submission deadline June 24!


Human mobility
Robust networks

My interests include: Complex Networks (community detection, social modeling and human dynamics, statistical phenomena, graph similarity and isomorphism), Statistical Physics (non-equilibrium methods, phase transitions, percolation, interacting particle systems, spin glasses), and Optimization (glassy techniques such as simulated/quantum annealing, (non-gradient) minimization of noisy objective functions), and more.

See also github.com/bagrow


Publications (Google Scholar )

  1. Understanding the group dynamics and success of teams,
    M. Klug and J. P. Bagrow
    In preparation. (2014)
  2. Zipf's law holds for phrases, not words,
    J. R. Williams, P. R. Lessard, E. M. Clark, S. Desu, J. P. Bagrow, C. M.Danforth, and P. S. Dodds
    In preparation. (2014)
  3. Human language reveals a universal positivity bias,
    P. S. Dodds, E. M. Clark, S. Desu, M. R. Frank, A. J. Reagan, J. R. Williams, L. Mitchell, K. D. Harris, I. M. Kloumann, J. P. Bagrow, K. Megerdoomian, M. T. McMahon, B. F. Tivnan, and C. M.Danforth,
    In preparation. (2014)
  4. Quantifying Information Flow During Emergencies,
    L. Gao, C. Song, Z. Gao, A.-L. Barabási, J. P. Bagrow, and D. Wang,
    Nature Scientific Reports, 4: 3997 (2014)
  5. Shadow networks: Discovering hidden nodes with models of information flow,
    J. P. Bagrow, S. Desu, M. R. Frank, N. Manukyan, L. Mitchell, A. Reagan, E. E. Bloedorn, L. B. Booker, L. K. Branting, M. J. Smith, B. F. Tivnan, C. M. Danforth, P. S. Dodds, and J. C. Bongard,
    In preparation. (2013)
  6. Robustness of skeletons and salient features in networks,
    L. M. Shekhtman, J. P. Bagrow, and D. Brockmann,
    Journal of Complex Networks Advance Access, (2014)
  7. Eyjafjallajökull and 9/11: The Impact of Large-Scale Disasters on Worldwide Mobility,
    O. Woolley-Meza, D. Grady, C. Thiemann, J. Bagrow, and D. Brockmann,
    PLoS ONE, 8 (8): e69829 (2013)
  8. Social Networks in Emergency Response,
    D. Wang, Y.-R. Lin and J. P. Bagrow,
    To appear, Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining. (2014) [Edited by Hanghang Tong]
  9. The role of caretakers in disease dynamics,
    C. Noble, J. P. Bagrow and D. Brockmann,
    J. Stat. Phys., 152 (4): 787–798 (2013)
  10. Natural emergence of clusters and bursts in network evolution,
    J. P. Bagrow and D. Brockmann,
    Phys. Rev. X, 3: 021016 (2013)
  11. Is coaching experience associated with effective use of timeouts in basketball?,
    S. Saavedra, S. Mukherjee and J. P. Bagrow,
    Nature Scientific Reports, 2: 676 (2012)
  12. Communities and bottlenecks: Trees and treelike networks have high modularity,
    J. P. Bagrow,
    Phys. Rev. E, 85: 066118 (2012)
  13. Mesoscopic Structure and Social Aspects of Human Mobility,
    J. P. Bagrow and Y.-R. Lin,
    PLoS ONE, 7 (5): e37676 (2012)
  14. Flavor network and the principles of food pairing,
    Y.-Y. Ahn, S. E. Ahnert, J. P. Bagrow and A.-L. Barabási,
    Nature Scientific Reports, 1: 196 (2011)

    Note: This paper has been downloaded over 100 thousand times! During the first month it was the most accessed paper from all Nature journals, including Nature itself.

  15. Visualizing relations using the "Observable Representation",
    L. S. Schulman, J. P. Bagrow and B. Gaveau,
    Advances in Complex Systems, 14 (6): 829-851 (2011)
  16. More Voices than Ever? Quantifying Bias in Social and Mainstream Media,
    Y.-R. Lin, J. P. Bagrow and D. Lazer,
    In International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (2011)
  17. Collective Response of Human Populations to Large-Scale Emergencies,
    J. P. Bagrow, D. Wang and A.-L. Barabási,
    PLoS ONE, 6 (3): e17680 (2011)
  18. Robustness and modular structure in networks,
    J. P. Bagrow, S. Lehmann and Y.-Y. Ahn,
  19. Link communities reveal multiscale complexity in networks,
    Y.-Y. Ahn, J. P. Bagrow and S. Lehmann,
    Nature, 466: 761-764 (2010)
  20. Investigating Bimodal Clustering in Human Mobility,
    J. P. Bagrow and T. Koren,
    International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, 4: 944-947 (2009)
  21. Dynamic Computation of Network Statistics via Updating Schema,
    J. Sun, J. P. Bagrow, E. M. Bollt and J. D. Skufca,
    Phys. Rev. E, 79: 036116 (2009)
  22. Kleinberg navigation on anisotropic lattices,
    J. M. Campuzano, J. P. Bagrow and D. ben-Avraham,
    Research Letters in Physics, 2008 (2008)
  23. Phase transition in the rich-get-richer mechanism due to finite-size effects,
    J. P. Bagrow, J. Sun and D. ben-Avraham,
    J. Phys. A: Math. Theor., 41: 185001 (2008)
  24. Evaluating Local Community Methods in Networks,
    J. P. Bagrow,
    J. Stat. Mech., 2008 (5): P05001 (2008)
  25. Portraits of Complex Networks,
    J. P. Bagrow, E. M. Bollt, J. D. Skufca and D. ben-Avraham,
    Europhysics Letters, 81: 68004 (2008)
  26. Network Structure Revealed by Short Cycles,
    J. P. Bagrow, E. M. Bollt and L. da F. Costa, (2006)
  27. On the Google-Fame of Scientists and Other Populations,
    J. P. Bagrow and D. ben-Avraham,
    In Proc. Am. Inst. of Physics Conf., pages 81-89 (2005)
  28. A Local Method for Detecting Communities,
    J. P. Bagrow and E. M. Bollt,
    Phys. Rev. E, 72: 046108 (2005)
  29. How Famous is a Scientist? -- Famous to Those Who Know Us,
    J. P. Bagrow, H. D. Rozenfeld, E. M. Bollt and D. ben-Avraham,
    Europhysics Letters, 67: 511 (2004)
  30. Photometric Separation of Physical Properties of Stars,
    M. K. Nordhaus, H. J. Newberg, J. P. Bagrow, C. Rider, D. Tucker, H. A. Rave and J. A. Smith.,
    American Astronomical Society, 201st AAS Meeting, #16.12; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 34: 1126 (2002)