Swinburne researchers are among Australia’s top achievers highlighted in The Australian’s 2021 Research magazine.
The annual special report lists the best researchers and research institutions in Australia in 250 individual fields of research.
Four Swinburne researchers were acknowledged as leaders in their individual fields. These researchers have the highest number of citations from papers published in the last five years in the 20 top journals in their field according to a measure that filters for both quality and impact:
Professor Qing-long Han was named as the field leader in Engineering and Computer Science (general). Professor Han’s research interests include power system stability and control and wireless communication.
Dr Jiayang Wu was named as the field leader in Optics and Photonics. Dr Wu’s research is dedicated to building a strategic bridge between fundamental science and industry to transform integrated photonics into a practical and reliable technology easily utilised by the broader community.
Professor Yang Xiang was named as the field leader in Computer Security and Cryptography. Professor Xiang’s research interests include cyber security, which covers network and system security, data analytics, distributed systems, and networking. He is also leading Blockchain initiatives at Swinburne.
Associate Professor Tonghua Zhang was named for the third consecutive year as the field leader in Nonlinear Science.
Top research institution
Swinburne was named as the top research institution in Australia in three fields: Automation and Control Theory, Computer Security and Cryptography, and Nonlinear Science.
The leading Australian institution in a field is found by summing the number of citations over the past five years that were given to papers published by the researchers affiliated with that institution in the top 20 journals in that field.
‘I am delighted to see the impact and quality of Swinburne’s staff and research acknowledged at the national level. Our research expertise focuses on society’s increasing need for transformative technology and drives our Industry 4.0 capabilities,’ says Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Swinburne Chief Scientist Professor Virginia Kilborn.
This is the fourth year that The Australian and research analytics firm League of Scholars have worked together to publish the Research magazine.
League of Scholars compiles information on the world’s research papers, including authorship, when papers were published, where they were published and numbers of citations.