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Ten INESC TEC researchers among the most influential worldwide

Ten INESC TEC researchers are among the top-cited academics worldwide, part of the top 2% in their respective fields, according to a ranking developed by researchers from Stanford University (U.S.A.), and published in late 2020.

26th April 2021

This ranking includes 160.000 researchers from 149 countries, experts in 22 scientific disciplines and 176 subdisciplines; among them, 385 are associated with Portuguese institutions, while 10 carry out their research work at INESC TEC – in the fields of energy, optoelectronics and photonics, Computer hardware and architecture, artificial intelligence and image processing.

João Gama, researcher at the Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Laboratory (LIAAD), leads this group of ten researchers, occupying the 34.147 position overall.


Table with the INESC TEC researchers included in the ranking by the University of Stanford (sorted alphabetically)


The ranking, published in the article “Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators” (Ioannidis, J.P.A., Baas, J., Boyack, K.W.), and available on the Public Library of Science Biology (PLOS Biology), relies on more precise standardized citation indicators (from Scopus, the largest online database of abstracts and citations from peer-reviewed literature), thus allowing to assess the impact and influence of a certain scientist or institution on the progress of scientific knowledge. This ranking is the result of a thorough research data analysis, from the 1990s to 2019.

The researchers mentioned in this news piece are associated with INESC TEC, UP-FEUP, UP-FEP and UP-FCUP.