Annual list from Clarivate Analytics identifies researchers with multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year

Singapore – 27 November 2018 – This is the third time Associate Professor Tony Quek from the Singapore of University of Technology and Design (SUTD) has been named in the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2018 List. Now in its fifth year, the citation analysis identifies influential researchers as determined by their peers around the globe – those who have consistently won recognition in the form of high citation counts over a decade.

SUTD’s Associate Professor Tony Quek, Acting Head of the Information Systems Technology and Design pillar, was listed in the Highly Cited Researchers 2018 for the area of Computer Science.

“I am very pleased to be named in the Highly Cited Researchers list for a second consecutive year. I am happy that many other scientists and researchers find value in my research and I hope that it will enable them to also make their own breakthroughs.”

The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is one of the first universities in the world to incorporate the art and science of design and technology into a transdisciplinary, human-centric curriculum. A research-intensive university, SUTD is distinguished by its unique East and West academic programmes which incorporate elements of innovation, entrepreneurship, design thinking and local and international industry collaborations. SUTD’s key focus areas are Healthcare, Cities and Aviation, supported by capabilities in Artificial Intelligence/Data Science and Digital Manufacturing. SUTD also recently topped a list of emerging engineering schools in the world in a study conducted by MIT.

Placement on the list has been recognized as a significant achievement for those named. The Web of Science serves as the basis for regular listings of researchers whose citation records position them in the top 1% by citations for their field and year.

This year’s list continues to recognize researchers whose citation records position them in the very highest strata of influence and impact as it includes 17 Nobel laureates, including two announced this year: James P. Allison, Physiology or Medicine, and William D. Nordhaus, Economic Sciences. Also included are 56 Clarivate Analytics Citation Laureates – individuals who, through citation analysis, we have identified as researchers ‘of Nobel class’ and potential Nobel Prize recipients.

Annette Thomas, CEO of the Scientific & Academic Research group at Clarivate Analytics warmly congratulated the researchers on their appearance in this year’s list: “Congratulations to your distinguished researcher, Associate Professor Tony Quek from SUTD. The advancement of scientific endeavor represents a critical activity for individual research institutions and entire nations. The Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list helps to identify the researchers who are having the greatest impact on the research community as measured by the rate at which their work is being cited by others and that contributes so greatly to extending the frontier and gaining knowledge and innovations for society – contributions that make the world healthier, safer, richer, and more sustainable.”

The full Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list and executive summary can be found online at https://clarivate.com/hcr/.