Two ECE professors named to the Highly Cited Researchers list for 2019
Two Purdue ECE professors have been named to the list of Highly Cited Researchers 2019 from the Web of Science Group. Vladimir M. Shalaev, the Bob and Anne Burnett Distinguished Professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Peide “Peter” Ye, the Richard J. and Mary Jo Schwartz professor of electrical and computer engineering are among more than 6,000 highly cited researchers in various fields from nearly 60 nations.
The list identifies scientists and social scientists who produced multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year of publication, demonstrating significant research influence among their peers. The methodology that determines the "who's who" of influential researchers draws on the data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts from the Institute for Scientific Information at the Web of Science Group.
The data are taken from 21 broad research fields within Essential Science Indicators, a component of InCites. The fields are defined by sets of journals and exceptionally, in the case of multidisciplinary journals such as Nature and Science, by a paper-by-paper assignment to a field based on an analysis of the cited references in the papers. This percentile-based selection method removes the citation advantage of older papers relative to recently published ones, since papers are weighed against others in the same annual cohort.
A total of 3,517 researchers are recognized for their performance in the 21 ESI fields, and 2,492 for cross-field performance, for a total of 6,009 unique researchers, as some Highly Cited Researchers appear in more than one field.
This is the second year that researchers with cross-field impact—those with exceptional broad performance based on high impact papers across several fields—have been identified.
Shalaev was recognized for his impact in the field of Physics. Ye was recognized for cross-field impact.