Frequently asked questions
KMap Profile / Content / Connections
Can I add myself to the KMAP?
Yes. Log in using your NetID and follow the link under 'Step 1' to submit the basic information for the KMAP. You will be included in the next build. Note that we do not include students in the KMAP.
Can I add connections to my collaborators in my profile?
Yes. Log in using your netId and follow the 'Add missing connections' to submit the minimal data about your connection. Your connection will be included in the next build.
Can I add my publication(s)?
Yes. The best place to add your publications is in UAVitae. If you don't have a UAVitae account, please log in and (a) for submitting the full research profile page, follow the link 'Add CV / Research profile', (b) for submitting individual work, follow the link 'Add missing connections/content' to submit the minimal data about your work. Your publication will be included in the next build.
How can I increase my chances of being found for my current/future research?
Log in and submit more relevant text about your latest/future work. We will review it to use the information. To add more relevant information, please login in and follow the link 'Add my future research'
My photo is missing. What can I do?
You can log in with your NetID to update your photo.
Can I add a link on my website to my position on the map?
Yes. This link https://kmap.arizona.edu/map/people/YOUR_NETID will show the map highlighting you. You can use this as an iframe or as a link.
What can we do with KMAP?
You can explore collaborations, funding data, citations, departments, clusters, and more at the map. You can use KMAP search engine to find relevant people for your text on the expert search page.
How was the map generated?
We process publications, grants, and proposals to extract collaboration networks, then cluster people based on their department or collaborators. Finally, we use graph embedding algorithms to find the geometric positions of the people.
Why can't I find my name on the map?
Currently we have included only the following people with active status in UA, (a) the person who has at least one connection within the University based on their research work which is found in the UAVitae, UAResearch, or UA Grant database, (b) if the person is a faculty, (c) if the person requested to add in the map.
What are the available map overlays?
Currently we show grant amounts and H-indices as circles and citations as a heatmap.
I am a department/institute/unit head. I have some additional data to be visualized on the map. Can I show it on top of the map as an overlay?
Yes. Please contact us.
What do the different connection/edge colors mean?
We have three types of connections: publication connections (black), grant proposal connections (gray), and both (green).
Why are the font sizes different in the map?
Font size represents how collaborative a person is. The collaborative is calculated based on the number of internal connections, number of grants, and number of publications. A bigger font size means that person is more collaborative.
How does the advanced matching system work?
We use Natural Language Processing (NLP), machine learning (ML), and our developed algorithms to find the best matches for given paragraphs/keywords/sentences of technical text. A version of the system is described in REMatch: Research Expert Matching System.
What data are used in the matching process?
We use publications, abstracts, taught courses, grants, proposals, biographies, research interests, research plans, external services, and more.
What can be searched in KMAP?
Currently you can search for people, research topics, funding agencies, grants, departments, and colleges. It also supports free text to search.
What data sources does KMAP use?
KMAP uses data from both internal and external sources. Internal data comes from UA Analytics, UA Vitae, UA HR, UA websites, etc. and external data is collected from google scholar, orcid.org, researchgate.net and grants.gov.
How frequently is the data updated?
Currently, we are updating the data every 3 months, and in the future, we will be able to update more frequently.
How is the total funding amount computed?
We do not split funds among the PI/Co-PIs. That means that if you received 10 grants from 3 different funding agencies, we sum them all up to find the total.
What can be done with a NetID login?
You can manage your profile. For example, you can upload more meaningful data that represents you.
I don’t want to display my name on the map. What should I do?
Please contact us with your NetID. We will be able to exclude you from the KMAP system.
I found a wrong connection. What should I do?
Please contact us and we will remove it.
Can I reach the KMAP community?
Please write or subscribe to firstname.lastname@example.org.