Frequently asked questions

KMap Profile / Content / Connections

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.
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.
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.
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'
You can log in with your NetID to update your photo.
Yes. This link will show the map highlighting you. You can use this as an iframe or as a link.

Knowledge Map

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.
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.
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.
Currently we show grant amounts and H-indices as circles and citations as a heatmap.
We have three types of connections: publication connections (black), grant proposal connections (gray), and both (green).
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.

Expert matching

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.
We use publications, abstracts, taught courses, grants, proposals, biographies, research interests, research plans, external services, and more.
Currently you can search for people, research topics, funding agencies, grants, departments, and colleges. It also supports free text to search.


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,, and
Currently, we are updating the data every 3 months, and in the future, we will be able to update more frequently.
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.
You can manage your profile. For example, you can upload more meaningful data that represents you.
Please contact us with your NetID. We will be able to exclude you from the KMAP system.
Please contact us and we will remove it.
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