Ten Swinburne academics named Highly Cited Researchers in eleven disciplines in 2019

Tuesday 19 November 2019

Professor Qing Long Han

Professor Qing-Long Han, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Quality), is one of 185 researchers named as Highly Cited in two Essential Science Indicator categories.

In summary

  • Ten Swinburne researchers have been named as Highly Cited Researchers for 2019
  • They have demonstrated exceptional influence reflected through their publication of multiple papers frequently cited by peers

Ten high achieving Swinburne researchers have been announced as Highly Cited Researchers for 2019 by Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science Group.

The Highly Cited Researchers list identifies global research scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated exceptional influence - reflected through their publication of multiple papers frequently cited by their peers during the last decade.

They have earned this recognition by producing multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top one per cent by citations for the research field and year in Web of Science.

“Swinburne has progressed from having one Hi-Ci researcher in 2015 to 10 in 11 disciplines in 2019,” says Swinburne Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Development), Professor Aleksandar Subic.

“This outstanding outcome is the culmination of our Research and Innovation Strategy 2020, and reflects our focus on quality and exceptional talent at world-leading level which we have secured through both strategic investment and internal mentoring and development schemes implemented over the past four years.”

Swinburne researchers recognised for their excellence at a world-leading level are:

  • Professor Vo V Anh (Mathematics)
  • Professor Chris Blake (Cross-field)
  • Dr Derui Ding (Engineering)
  • Dr Xiaohua Ge (Cross-Field)
  • Professor Qing-Long Han (Computer Science) (Engineering)
  • Associate Professor Ivo Labbé (Space Science)
  • Professor Saad Mekhilef (Engineering)
  • Professor Neville Owen (Social Sciences)
  • Professor Takemi Sugiyama (Social Sciences)
  • Dr Xian-Ming Zhang (Engineering)

The number of highly cited researchers and the number of articles indexed in the Science Citation Index, produced by the Web of Science Group, are among six objective indicators that the ARWU uses to rank world universities.  In 2019, Swinburne ranked in the top 301-400 worldwide.

This year 3,517 researchers were recognised for their performance in the 21 Essential Science Indicator fields, and 2,491 for cross-field performance, for a total of 6,008 unique researchers, as some Highly Cited Researchers appear in more than one field.

Of those named as Highly Cited in the 21 ESI fields, 185 – or five per cent – appear in two ESI categories, while an exceptional 11 researchers showed exceptional broad performance by being named as Highly Cited in three categories.